Definition of


  1. (verb, communication) express gratitude or show appreciation to

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Synonyms of Thank

give thanks

Alternate forms of Thank

Hyponyms: acknowledge, recognise, recognize

Hypernyms: convey

Origin of the word Thank

  1. O.E. ?ancian "to give thanks," from P.Gmc. *thankojan (cf. O.S. thancon, O.N. ?akka, Dan. takke, O.Fris. thankia, M.Du., Ger. danken "to thank"), from *thankoz "thought, gratitude," from PIE base *tong- "to think, feel." For sense evolution, cf. related O.E. noun ?anc, ?onc, originally "thought," but by c.100… more

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