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a vote of thanks

A formal speech used to express thanks and appreciation to someone or something else, encouraging those present to show their appreciation as well. I could tell Mike was expecting votes of thanks from everyone in the office when he retired, but we were all so sick of him by then that he just kind of shuffled out the door. We really ought to have someone deliver a vote of thanks at the end of the show to all the mentors who helped our kids on their projects.
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vote of thanks

Fig. a speech expressing appreciation and thanks to a speaker, lecturer, organizer, etc., and inviting the audience to applaud. John gave a vote of thanks to Professor Jones for his talk. Mary was given a vote of thanks for organizing the dance.
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A team representing Argoed comprised Tom Sturt (chairperson), Jenny Carney (speaker) and Chloe Ryle (proposer of the vote of thanks), the speaker on the topic of "Social Media" wittily reminded the audience how obsessive we can be.
The vote of thanks was proposed by Mr Rossa White (NTMA) and seconded by all present.
4 Kyodo Hong Kong's Legislative Council refused Wednesday to give the customary vote of thanks to Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa for his policy address.
Teen heart-throbs Ant and Dec owe busty model Sophie Dahl a big vote of thanks - for rescuing their election night party.
Indeed, in a way, we owe people like Podhoretz a vote of thanks: As long as his kind is around, we won't easily forget how much irrational antigay hatred continues to exist in the minds of supposedly intelligent (and, alas, highly influential) people.
Unfortunate indeed the AA speaker whose lecture, one gathers, exhibited a killjoy and complacent anti-Americanism; for Rowe then delivered, by previous invitation, the elaborately contemptuous vote of thanks reprinted here.
Debbie Sudlow gave the vote of thanks and S Brookes and S Pearson were hostesses for the evening.
Helen proposed a hearty vote of thanks on behalf of the members before tea was served and the new committee announced.
Padma Ramaswamy, vice-principal, Girls Section, proposed the vote of thanks. (TNN)
Giving a vote of thanks, the headman of Segwagwa expressed gratitude to the land board committee for the good gesture.
Lastly, Director of Women Development Department Mussarat Jabeen said closing words with vote of thanks.
Dr Kaiser Bengali, dean Management Sciences, SZABIST, gave the vote of thanks.
Cultural Secretary Ramesh Kumar proposed the vote of thanks. The tournament which is scheduled to go on throughout the month is part of ISC's year-long sporting activities.
The final duty of the evening fell upon Guild Brother John Barton who gave the Vote of Thanks.
Women University presented the university souvenir to the guest speaker as a vote of thanks.