thanks to

preposition

: with the help of : because of
arrived early, thanks to good weather
Phrases
no thanks to
: not as a result of any benefit conferred by
he feels better now, no thanks to you

Examples of thanks to in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This is thanks to their fleece blend fabric, straight-leg silhouette, and stretchy elastic waist. Jamie Allison Sanders, Peoplemag, 18 Nov. 2023 That Zadora win has become a bit of Globes lore, as it was widely believed at the time that HFPA members had been influenced to vote for her thanks to lavish trips and gifts they were provided. Joe Otterson, Variety, 17 Nov. 2023 End of the road Even the best tires will need to be replaced, either thanks to wear or the kind of roadside debris that can not only ruin a tire but also your entire day. Tim Stevens, The Verge, 17 Nov. 2023 Vacuum is our pick for the best HEPA vacuum, thanks to its reasonable price and its effective cleaning capabilities on all types of flooring. Alida Nugent, Better Homes & Gardens, 17 Nov. 2023 And as much as those songs remain party classics, Brown’s drumming has remained a frequent presence in music thanks to the myriad Kool and the Gang samples across pop and hip-hop. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 17 Nov. 2023 The toy accommodates different development stages, thanks to an adjustable table that can stand or lay flat on the floor for babies who can’t stand. Nor'adila Hepburn, Southern Living, 17 Nov. 2023 Domestic stockpiles ended last week 5.6% higher than the five-year average for this time of year thanks to big injections of the heating and electricity-generation fuel into storage facilities, according to the Energy Information Administration. Ryan Dezember, WSJ, 16 Nov. 2023 The candy rose in popularity thanks to movie lovers who needed a sweet treat to enjoy at the theater. COOKIE QUIZ! Sydney Borchers, Fox News, 4 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1633, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of thanks to was in 1633

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Cite this Entry

“Thanks to.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thanks%20to. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

Kids Definition

thanks to

preposition
: with the help of : because of
arrived early, thanks to good weather
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