thank (one) for (something)

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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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It is quite unusual, in this day and age, to be able to thank someone for dedicating their working life of over forty years to one firm and we are very proud to acknowledge his service." Jaclyn Russell, who heads up the Private Client department at Stronachs commented "We are sorry to see George leave but I am delighted to welcome Elizabeth Shaw, Senior Associate, as a permanent member of staff.
However, most of us are guilty of forgetting to thank someone for a positive experience.
Or instead you could help a friend in need, maybe thank someone for doing good deeds.
"How do you thank someone for saving your life?" Scottish Canals said they were assessing whether railings were needed at that stretch.
Primarily, let's remember to thank someone for letting us out into traffic or slowing down for us whilst we manoeuvre.
"It's hard to thank someone for that kind of gift because it's so massive.
But if you want to thank someone for bravely facing down danger in order to make your way of life possible, thank your garbage collector or your taxi driver.
In order to thank someone for being a pain and their contribution, one must be able to recognize them.
Why is it important to have served in the military in order to appreciate and thank someone for doing so?
It is not necessary to thank someone for thanking you.
Angela's mother, Audra, said that it is difficult to find the words to express their gratitude: "How do you thank someone for that?"
Although you can thank someone for their encouragement, you haven't got there because of the support of those around you - you did it by yourself.
Flowers or a card are not enough - how do you thank someone for saving your son?" Barbara says it was due to first aid training she got as a teaching assistant at Brambles Primary School that she knew what to do.
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