Thank Definition

thăngk
thanks
verb
thanks
To show or express appreciation or gratitude to, as by saying “thank you”
Webster's New World
To hold responsible; blame.
We have them to thank for our failure.
Webster's New World
Used ironically in the future tense to express a rebuke.
I'll thank you to keep quiet until the presentation is finished.
American Heritage
Synonyms:
give thankspraisecreditblessblameappreciateacknowledgebow down toexpress one's obligation toshow courtesysmile onkissbe indebted tobe obligated toshow appreciation
Antonyms:
show indifferenceignoreneglect
noun
thanks
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?
Wiktionary

Origin of Thank

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

    From Wiktionary

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

    From Wiktionary

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

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

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