(someone) appreciates (something)

When you "appreciate" something, it means that you notice it and are thankful for it.

You say "I appreciate ___" or "We appreciate ___" when you want to thank someone for their actions. This phrase sounds more clear and explicit than just saying "Thank you for ___".

An example of this is when your child confesses that she broke something, and you say:

I appreciate your honesty.

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