One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘I'd appreciate any advice you can give’
be grateful for, be thankful for, give thanks for, be obliged for, be indebted for, be beholden for, be in your debt for, be appreciative of
2‘by this time, the college appreciated me rather more’
value, respect, prize, cherish, treasure, admire, hold in high regard, hold in esteem, rate highly, think highly of, think much of, have a high opinion of, set store by, set great store by
3‘I appreciate the problems of administration that would make this scheme impractical’
acknowledge, recognize, realize, know
be aware of, be conscious of, be cognizant of
be alive to, be sensitive to, be alert to
sympathize with, understand, comprehend, perceive, discern
informal take on board, be wise to
be unaware of
4‘with good advice a couple can buy a home that will appreciate in value’
increase, gain, grow, build up, rise, go up, mount, inflate, escalate, soar, rocket
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