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thank

[thangk]
verb (used with object)
1.
to express gratitude, appreciation, or acknowledgment to: She thanked them for their hospitality.
2.
thank God, (used interjectionally to express relief, thankfulness, etc.) Also, thank goodness, thank heaven.
noun
3.
Usually, thanks. a grateful feeling or acknowledgment of a benefit, favor, or the like, expressed by words or otherwise: to return a borrowed book with thanks.
interjection
4.
thanks, (used as an informal expression of gratitude, appreciation, or acknowledgment).
Idioms
5.
have oneself to thank, to be personally to blame; have the responsibility: The citizens have only themselves to thank for corruption in government.
6.
thanks to, because of; owing to: Thanks to good organization and hard work, the benefit concert was a great success.
7.
thank you, (used interjectionally to express gratitude, appreciation, or acknowledgment, as for a gift, favor, service, or courtesy).

Origin:
before 900; (noun) Middle English: favorable thought, goodwill, gratitude, (in singular and plural) expression of thanks; Old English thanc (in singular) expression of thanks, orig., thought, thoughtfulness; (v.) Middle English thanken, Old English thancian (cognate with Dutch, German danken); akin to think1

thanker, noun
rethank, verb (used with object)
unthanked, adjective
unthanking, adjective
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thank (θæŋk)
 
vb
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]

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thank
O.E. þancian "to give thanks," from P.Gmc. *thankojan (cf. O.S. thancon, O.N. þakka, Dan. takke, O.Fris. thankia, M.Du., Ger. danken "to thank"), from *thankoz "thought, gratitude," from PIE base *tong- "to think, feel." For sense evolution, cf. related O.E. noun þanc, þonc,
originally "thought," but by c.1000 "good thoughts, gratitude." The whole group is from the same root as think (q.v.). In ironical use, "to blame," from 1550s. Thank you is attested from c.1400, short for I thank you. To thank (someone) for nothing is recorded from 1703.
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