from The Century Dictionary.

  • To bask in the sun.
  • To expose to sunlight.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • verb To bask in the sun.

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  • verb To bask in the sun


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  • While "appricate" may not be a word, it's closer to "apricate" which apparently is--thank you! than "appreciate".

    The Teacher Tearjerker 2010

  • I deem it for the mind to apricate in the shelter of epistolary confidence, were it not that a considerable, I might even say a large, number of individuals in this parish expect from their pastor some publick expression of sentiment at this crisis.

    The Complete Poetical Works of James Russell Lowell James Russell Lowell 1855

  • No longer were social parties the old heraldic solemnities [Footnote 4] enjoined by red letters in the almanac, in which the chief objects were to discharge some arrear of ceremonious debt, or to ventilate old velvets, or to _apricate_ and refresh old gouty systems and old traditions of feudal ostentation, which both alike suffered and grew smoke-dried under too rigorous a seclusion.

    Theological Essays and Other Papers — Volume 2 Thomas De Quincey 1822


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  • To bask in the sun.

    May 17, 2008

  • Suddenly I have a new appreciation for aprication. Does it make you resemble an apricot?

    May 17, 2008

  • Since snow came early and late

    No surfeit of sunshine will sate.

    Now all that I ask

    Is to blissfully bask,

    To languidly lie and apricate.

    May 8, 2015