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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A small and simple gesture such as thanking someone for a job well done can make a huge difference in lifting someone up and easing the pressure of the day.
One addressed a doctor, professor or prospective employer, "Dear Dr Winward," rather than "Hey Jennifer." Teens should use these respectful salutations when asking for a letter of recommendation, when thanking someone for an interview, or when communicating with a professor, teacher or adviser.
A survey for wedding website theknot.com earlier this year revealed that the majority of us, a whopping 96.5%, believe a handwritten note is the best way of thanking someone for a wedding gift, with 93% saying that written thank you notes were necessary.
A survey for wedding website theknot.com earlier this year revealed that the majority of us, a whopping 96.5% believe a handwritten note is the best way of thanking someone for a wedding gift, with 93% saying that written thank you notes were necessary.
Thanking someone for letting you go first when you were already ahead of them in the queue anyway.
"I never thought I'd be thanking someone for giving me that compliment," he says, eyes twinkling.
Thanking someone for being a pain helps us to keep ourselves in sight and we can use them as a mirror to self-reflect asking ourselves difficult questions.
He explains that people show they're well-mannered by using basic etiquette, including thanking someone for holding a door open for you or writing a thank you letter for a birthday present.
Find reasons to send personal notes to clients and prospects, such as thanking someone for his or her loyalty or a referral, sending congratulations or condolences, sharing news or extending an invitation to an event.
* Thanking someone for their service may not be as welcome as you might think--many shared with us their conflicted feelings about that sentiment.
It can mean thanking someone for his or her patience when it takes longer than ideal to get something done--even if he or she didn't seem that patient to you.
From the basics of looking people in the eyes to thanking someone for a service they received.
Fanshawe believes it's the small things in life that are the most symbolic - by simply giving up a seat or thanking someone for a gift we are, in essence, saying we belong to a world we are all an integral part of, and that we are not locked away in a personal bubble, ignorant of all others.
Don't send jokes, don't e-mail colleagues who sit nearby, don't send an e-mail thanking someone for his or her e-mail and don't send a voice mail confirming receipt of an e-mail.
At a reception inside the building, the Duke, Duchess and Prince mingled with guests who were able to take selfies in a special photo booth with a message thanking someone for being there for them, as part of a PSThereforme social media drive.