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transitive verb \ˈthaŋk\

Simple Definition of thank

  • : to tell (someone) that you are grateful for something that he or she has done or given

Full Definition of thank

  1. 1 :  to express gratitude to <thanked her for the present> —used in the phrase thank you usually without a subject to politely express gratitude <thank you for your consideration> or sometimes to emphasize a preceding statement especially by implying that it is not subject to question <likes her job just fine, thank you> —used in such phrases as thank God, thank goodness usually without a subject to express gratitude or more often only the speaker's or writer's pleasure or satisfaction in something

  2. 2 :  to hold responsible <had only himself to thank for his loss>

thank·er noun

Examples of thank

  1. I want to thank everyone who helped today.

  2. There's no need to thank me. Anyone would have done the same.



Origin of thank

Middle English, from Old English thancian; akin to Old English thanc gratitude — more at thanks


First Known Use: before 12th century



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