Thank meaning

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To thank is defined as to express gratitude or appreciation.

An example of to thank is sending flowers to a person who made you dinner.

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To hold responsible; credit.

We can thank the parade for this traffic jam.

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To express gratitude or appreciation to someone.

She thanked him for the lift.

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Credit or hold something responsible.

We can thank global warming for this weather.

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Milton.

What great thank, then, if any man, reputed wise and constant, will neither do, nor permit others under his charge to do, that which he approves not, especially in matter of sin?

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To express gratitude to; give thanks to.

He thanked her for the gift.

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Used ironically in the future tense to express a rebuke.

I'll thank you to keep quiet until the presentation is finished.

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To show or express appreciation or gratitude to, as by saying “thank you”
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To hold responsible; blame.

We have them to thank for our failure.

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Origin of thank

  • Middle English thanken from Old English thancian tong- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old English þanc, from Proto-Germanic *þankaz. Compare Dutch dank, German Dank.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Old English þancian, from Proto-Germanic *þankōnÄ…. Compare Dutch and German danken.

    From Wiktionary