Appreciate vs Beholden - What's the difference?

appreciate | beholden |


As a verb appreciate

is to be grateful or thankful for.

As an adjective beholden is

obligated to provide, display, or do something for another; bound by moral obligation; indebted; obliged.

appreciate

English

Alternative forms

* (archaic)

Verb

(appreciat)
  • to be grateful or thankful for.
  • I appreciate your efforts
  • to view as valuable.
  • You must learn to appreciate time
  • to be fully conscious of; be aware of; detect.
  • To test the power of bees to appreciate color.
  • * Lubbock
  • to test the power of bees to appreciate colour
  • to increase in value.
  • The value of his portfolio appreciated by 80% over eight years.
  • * Ramsay
  • lest a sudden peace should appreciate the money

    Usage notes

    * This is a catenative verb that takes the gerund (-ing) . See

    Synonyms

    * esteem * estimate * understand

    Antonyms

    * depreciate

    References

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    beholden

    English

    Alternative forms

    *beholding

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Obligated to provide, display, or do something for another; bound by moral obligation; indebted; obliged.
  • From an early age, I had decided I wanted to be beholden to no one.
  • *{{quote-news, year=2012
  • , date=June 26 , author=Genevieve Koski , title=Music: Reviews: Justin Bieber: Believe , work=The Onion AV Club citation , page= , passage=But musical ancestry aside, the influence to which Bieber is most beholden is the current trends in pop music, which means Believe is loaded up with EDM accouterments, seeking a comfortable middle ground where Bieber’s impressively refined pop-R&B croon can rub up on techno blasts and garish dubstep drops (and occasionally grind on some AutoTune, not necessarily because it needs it, but because a certain amount of robo-voice is expected these days).}} English adjectives ending in -en