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Meaning of thank

thank

Pronunciation: (thangk), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to express gratitude, appreciation, or acknowledgment to: She thanked them for their hospitality.
  2. to be personally to blame; have the responsibility: The citizens have only themselves to thank for corruption in government.
  3. (used interjectionally to express relief, thankfulness, etc.)
  4. (used interjectionally to express gratitude, appreciation, or acknowledgment, as for a gift, favor, service, or courtesy).
—n.
  1. Usually,a grateful feeling or acknowledgment of a benefit, favor, or the like, expressed by words or otherwise: to return a borrowed book with thanks.
  2. because of; owing to: Thanks to good organization and hard work, the benefit concert was a great success.
—interj.
  1. (used as an informal expression of gratitude, appreciation, or acknowledgment).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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