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.
See also: thank

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.
See also: thank
References in classic literature ?
First let me thank you for all that you have done for me."
We thank you for the use of your cabin, and are sorry that you did not permit us the pleasure of seeing and thanking you in person.
We sail within the hour, never to return; but we wish you and that other jungle friend to know that we shall always thank you for what you did for strangers on your shore, and that we should have done infinitely more to reward you both had you given us the opportunity.
'Sir,' said Mr Tappertit with a low bow, 'I thank you for this condescension, and am glad to see you.
'I thank you for your good opinion, sir,' said Sim, much gratified,
Sydney said this, Polly held out her hand with a hearty "Thank you for that." The young man shook the little hand in the gray woollen glove, gave her exactly the same bow which he did the Honorable Mrs.
'Dear Mama Nen, Thank you for paying for my Kumon and G-Force.
Thank you for asking me not to smoke, thank you for the extra ten
Thank you for the 'knock on the roof,' for employing the Hannibal Directive in Rafiah, for Shujaiyeh, for the hundreds of dead men, women and children, most of them innocent civilians, all of them marked for death.
Thank you for everyone's kind donations to Brian's chosen charities, we raised PS470, thank you to E.
Thank you for the generous donations for the R.S.P.C.A and to friends and neighbours for the cards and messages of sympathy.
A special thank you for the caring staff of Bablake House, The City of Coventry Male Voice Choir, for their singing, The Reverend Roger Woodward, Grimmett & Timms Funeral Directors.
Thank you for your generous donations for Wythenshawe Transplant Fund.
Thank you for all the cards and flowers received and all donations to Alzheimers Society.