An example of to thank is sending flowers to a person who made you dinner.
We can thank the parade for this traffic jam.
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?
He thanked her for the gift.
I'll thank you to keep quiet until the presentation is finished.
We have them to thank for our failure.