thank for

thank (one) for (something)

To express or demonstrate gratitude to one for something they did, as by actually saying "thank you" or doing something in return. A: "Make sure you thank Jenny for her help, Tommy." B: "Thank you, Jenny!" John said he would fix up your car to thank you for helping him with his legal issues. Thank you for being such a good friend, Billy.
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thank someone for something

to show or state one's gratitude to someone for something. We would all like to thank you for coming tonight. Thank you for inviting me.
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Many are to thank for the high price of fuel, which is allowing a potentially more favorable return to ethanol production.