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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References in classic literature ?
Besides, our action on each other, good as well as evil, is so incidental and at random that we can seldom hear the acknowledgments of any person who would thank us for a benefit, without some shame and humiliation.
He had come to thank us for the presents, and for all grandmother's kindness to his family.
All communities need to learn and practice tolerance and make it a way of life; future generations will thank us for that.
Our children and grandchildren will not thank us for condemning them to a lower standard of living and security, which is what any sort of Brexit would mean.
"He's a player who has already text me to thank us for his chance at the club and he goes with all of our best wishes."
Generations to come will not thank us for this folly.
When these migrants have settled here in their thousands and begin to assert and impose their culture, future Britons will not thank us for this emotional, knee jerk and shortsighted response.
Is no-one going to thank us for keeping children quiet on trains, in supermarket queues and in waiting rooms when the alternative is incessant talking and running about which always leads to general eye-rolling because we can't control our offspring?
My partner takes care on the roads anyway especially if children are around but the mother even waved at us to thank us for slowing.
H Smith Maidenhead, Berks ?WOULDN'T it have been lovely if the Queen had paid to have a hospital built in her name to thank us for our support and for what I can only guess must have been a nice life for her and her family?
In return, he gave us five acres of land to thank us for what we did for him.
Choir member John Lees said: "We were delighted to have had the Countess of Harewood make her way to the stage to thank us for our efforts."
"We met people who inquired about volunteering, how we supported people and even had shoppers thank us for the support we had provided in the past."
THE chief executive officer of Jaguar Land Rover has written to the Liverpool Daily Post to thank us for our current campaign urging the Government to support the company through the ongoing economic downturn.
Let's be honest, all the ladies will thank us for this campaign."