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thank

 (thăngk)
tr.v. thanked, thank·ing, thanks
1. To express gratitude to; give thanks to: He thanked her for the gift.
2. To hold responsible; credit: We can thank the parade for this traffic jam.
3. Used ironically in the future tense to express a rebuke: I'll thank you to keep quiet until the presentation is finished.

[Middle English thanken, from Old English thancian; see tong- in Indo-European roots.]

thank

(θæŋk)
vb (tr)
1. to convey feelings of gratitude to
2. to hold responsible: he has his creditors to thank for his bankruptcy.
3. used in exclamations of relief: thank goodness; thank God.
4. I'll thank you to used ironically to intensify a command, request, etc: I'll thank you to mind your own business.
[Old English thancian; related to Old Frisian thankia, Old Norse thakka, Old Saxon, Old High German thancōn]

thank

(θæŋk)

v.t.
1. to express gratitude or appreciation to.
2. to hold personally responsible; blame: We have him to thank for this lawsuit.
n.
3. thanks, a grateful feeling or acknowledgment of a kindness, favor, or the like, expressed by words or otherwise.
interj.
4. thanks, I thank you.
Idioms:
1. thanks to, because of; owing to.
2. thank you, (a common elliptical expression used to express gratitude or appreciation, as for a gift or favor.)
[before 900; (n.) Middle English: goodwill, gratitude, expression of thanks, Old English thanc expression of thanks, c. Old Frisian, Old Saxon thank, Old High German danc, Old Norse thǫkk, Gothic thagks; (v.) Middle English thanken, Old English thancian; akin to think1]
usage.: See welcome.

thank

1. 'thank you'

Thank is mainly used in the expressions Thank you and Thanks.

Thank you very much! The flowers are so pretty!
Thanks a lot, Suzie. You've been great.

Be Careful!
Don't say 'Thanks you' or 'Thanks you a lot.

2. 'thank' used as a verb

Thank is also a verb. If you thank someone, you show that you are grateful for something they have done or something they have given you.

She smiled at him, thanked him, and drove off.

You say that you thank someone for something.

I thanked Jenny for her time, patience and sense of humour.
He thanked me for what I had done.

You can also thank someone for doing something.

He thanked the audience for coming.
He thanked me for bringing the sandwiches.

Be Careful!
Don't use 'to'. Don't say, for example, 'He thanked me to bring the sandwiches'.

thank


Past participle: thanked
Gerund: thanking

Imperative
thank
thank
Present
I thank
you thank
he/she/it thanks
we thank
you thank
they thank
Preterite
I thanked
you thanked
he/she/it thanked
we thanked
you thanked
they thanked
Present Continuous
I am thanking
you are thanking
he/she/it is thanking
we are thanking
you are thanking
they are thanking
Present Perfect
I have thanked
you have thanked
he/she/it has thanked
we have thanked
you have thanked
they have thanked
Past Continuous
I was thanking
you were thanking
he/she/it was thanking
we were thanking
you were thanking
they were thanking
Past Perfect
I had thanked
you had thanked
he/she/it had thanked
we had thanked
you had thanked
they had thanked
Future
I will thank
you will thank
he/she/it will thank
we will thank
you will thank
they will thank
Future Perfect
I will have thanked
you will have thanked
he/she/it will have thanked
we will have thanked
you will have thanked
they will have thanked
Future Continuous
I will be thanking
you will be thanking
he/she/it will be thanking
we will be thanking
you will be thanking
they will be thanking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been thanking
you have been thanking
he/she/it has been thanking
we have been thanking
you have been thanking
they have been thanking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been thanking
you will have been thanking
he/she/it will have been thanking
we will have been thanking
you will have been thanking
they will have been thanking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been thanking
you had been thanking
he/she/it had been thanking
we had been thanking
you had been thanking
they had been thanking
Conditional
I would thank
you would thank
he/she/it would thank
we would thank
you would thank
they would thank
Past Conditional
I would have thanked
you would have thanked
he/she/it would have thanked
we would have thanked
you would have thanked
they would have thanked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.thank - express gratitude or show appreciation to
acknowledge, recognise, recognize - express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for; "We must acknowledge the kindness she showed towards us"
convey - make known; pass on, of information; "She conveyed the message to me"

thank

verb
1. say thank you to, express gratitude to, show gratitude to, show your appreciation to I thanked them for their long and loyal service.
2. blame, hold responsible I have you to thank for this.
Translations
يَشْكُريَشْكُرُ
agrair
děkovat
takke
kiittää
zahvaliti
megköszönköszön
òakka
感謝する
감사하다
be dėkingumodėkojimasdėkotinedėkingasPadėkos diena
pateikties
ďakovať
hvalazahvaliti se
tacka
ขอบคุณ
cảm ơn

thank

[θæŋk]
A. VT
1. to thank sbdar las gracias or agradecer a algn
I cannot thank you enough!¡cuánto te lo agradezco!
to thank sb for sthagradecer algo a algn, dar las gracias a algn por algo
did you thank him for the flowers?¿le diste las gracias por las flores?
he has only himself to thank for thatél mismo tiene la culpa de eso
I have John to thank for thateso se lo tengo que agradecer a Juan (iro) → Juan tiene la culpa de eso
he won't thank you for telling herno te agradecerá de que se lo hayas dicho
I'll thank you not to interfere!¡agradecería que no te metieras!
thank heavens/goodness/God (for that)!¡gracias a Dios!, ¡menos mal!
2. thank you (as excl) → ¡gracias!
thank you very muchmuchas gracias
thank you for the presentmuchas gracias por el regalo
no thank youno, gracias
¡no thank you! (iro) → ¡ni hablar!, ¡no faltaba más!
did you say thank you?¿has dado las gracias?
see also thanks, thank-you
B. CPD thank offering Nprueba f de gratitud

thank

[ˈθæŋk] vtremercier
Don't forget to write and thank them → N'oublie pas de leur écrire pour les remercier.
to thank sb for doing sth → remercier qn d'avoir fait qch
Thank you for coming to see me → Merci d'être venu me voir.
to thank sb for sth → remercier qn pour qch
thank you exclammerci!
I don't need any help, thank you → Je n'ai pas besoin d'aide, merci.
thank you very much → merci beaucoup
no thank you → non merci thank-you
thank heavens! → Dieu merci!
Thank heavens we have you here → Dieu merci, vous êtes là avec nous.
thank God! → Dieu merci!
thank Goodness! → Dieu merci!
to have sb to thank for sth
I have you to thank for all this → C'est à toi que je dois tout ça.

thank

vt
danken (+dat), → sich bedanken bei; I’ll never be able to thank him (enough) for what he has doneich kann ihm nie genug dafür danken, was er für mich getan hat; I don’t know how to thank youich weiß nicht, wie ich Ihnen danken soll
(phrases) he won’t thank you for iter wird es Ihnen nicht danken; I’ll thank you to mind your own businessich wäre Ihnen dankbar, wenn Sie sich nicht einmischen würden; he has his brother/he only has himself to thank for thisdas hat er seinem Bruder zu verdanken/sich selbst zuzuschreiben
thank youdanke (schön); thank you very muchvielen Dank; no thank younein, danke; yes, thank youja, bitte or danke; thank you for coming — not at all, thank YOU!vielen Dank, dass Sie gekommen sind — ich danke IHNEN or ICH habe zu danken; thank you for the presentvielen Dank für Ihr Geschenk; thank you for nothing (iro)vielen Dank auch!; to say thank youdanke sagen (to sb jdm), sich bedanken (to bei)
thank goodness or heavens or God (inf)Gott sei Dank! (inf)

thank

[θæŋk] vt to thank sb (for sth/for doing sth)ringraziare qn (per qc/per aver fatto qc)
thank you (very much) → grazie (mille), tante grazie
no thank you → no grazie
to have only o.s. to thank for sth → dovere ringraziare se stesso per qc
I have John to thank for getting me the job → devo ringraziare John per avermi trovato il lavoro
I know who to thank! (iro) → so io chi devo ringraziare!
thank heavens/God! → grazie al cielo/a Dio!
see also thanks

thank

(θӕŋk) verb
to express appreciation or gratitude to (someone) for a favour, service, gift etc. He thanked me for the present; She thanked him for inviting her.
ˈthankful adjective
grateful; relieved and happy. He was thankful that the journey was over; a thankful sigh.
ˈthankfully adverb
ˈthankfulness noun
ˈthankless adjective
for which no-one is grateful. Collecting taxes is a thankless task.
ˈthanklessly adverb
ˈthanklessness noun
thanks noun plural
expression(s) of gratitude. I really didn't expect any thanks for helping them.
interjection
thank you. Thanks (very much) for your present; Thanks a lot!; No, thanks; Yes, thanks.
ˈthanksgiving noun
the act of giving thanks, especially to God, eg in a church service. a service of thanksgiving.
Thanksˈgiving noun
(also Thanksgiving Day) in the United States, a special day (the fourth Thursday in November) for giving thanks to God.
thanks to
because of. Thanks to the bad weather, our journey was very uncomfortable.
thank you
I thank you. Thank you (very much) for your present; No, thank you.

thank

يَشْكُرُ děkovat takke danken ευχαριστώ agradecer kiittää remercier zahvaliti ringraziare 感謝する 감사하다 bedanken takke podziękować agradecer благодарить tacka ขอบคุณ teşekkür etmek cảm ơn 感谢

thank

v. dar gracias; agradecer.
References in classic literature ?
Jo thanked him and gladly went, wishing she had two neat gloves when she saw the nice, pearl-colored ones her partner wore.
In his prayer he thanked the Lord for the first Christmas, and for all that it had meant to the world ever since.
Robert thanked her and turned away toward "the house.
Cora received her new and somewhat extraordinary protector courteously, at least; and even the pallid features of Alice lighted again with some of their native archness as she thanked Heyward for his care.
And she remembered it, too, and thanked him for the flowers.
If the guillotine, as applied to office-holders, were a literal fact, instead of one of the most apt of metaphors, it is my sincere belief that the active members of the victorious party were sufficiently excited to have chopped off all our heads, and have thanked Heaven for the opportunity
I wanted not to know; I was glad enough I didn't; and I thanked heaven she was well out of this
Master gave John the name and address, and then he thanked him for his long and faithful service; but that was too much for John.
Then Sir Launcelot went into the hall, and there came afore him three score ladies and damsels, and all kneeled unto him, and thanked God and him of their deliverance.
I thanked him--in words--and said, with trepidation: