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 ?
Collins has yet expressed her sense of your kindness in coming to us; but I am very certain you will not leave the house without receiving her thanks for it.
Collins, and as they walked down the garden he was commissioning her with his best respects to all her family, not forgetting his thanks for the kindness he had received at Longbourn in the winter, and his compliments to Mr.
"But," he added, "you will of course wish to have your humble respects delivered to them, with your grateful thanks for their kindness to you while you have been here."
He gave thanks for our food and comfort, and prayed for the poor and destitute in great cities, where the struggle for life was harder than it was here with us.
Jim, thanks for stepping up for your country one more time.
Thanks for bombing only some of the UN Relief and Works Agency schools, not all of them.
The family of Marjorie Wilson would like to thank all family and friends who helped celebrate her life, also thanks for kind cards and flowers.
Also many thanks for all the cards of condolence and donations for Teesside Hospice and also for the the flowers.
Many thanks for the flowers and donations received on behalf of Queenscourt Hospice.
Thank you to everyone who attended Madhu's funeral service, and to his friends at the Bengali Association, and thanks for charitable donations.
Rose and family of the late Bryan, wish to express sincere thanks to all relatives, friends and neighbours for their kind support, thanks for cards of condolence received and floral tributes.
Sincere thanks for all the lovely cards, messages of support and donations made to the Air Ambulance.
TEI's committees also deserve thanks for their outstanding efforts on the Institute's advocacy efforts.
I received a lovely note from a parishioner saying thanks for some small thing that I had done, that had been particularly appreciated.
Faheema Thanks for all the help and you've been such a wonderful mom.