thank Definition

to express gratitude or appreciation towards someone for something that they have done.

Using thank: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "thank" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I want to thank you for your help.

  • Example

    She thanked him for the lovely present.

  • Example

    He thanked his parents for their support.

  • Example

    We should thank our lucky stars that we made it out alive.

thank Synonyms and Antonyms

Idioms Using thank

  • thanks a million

    a way of expressing extreme gratitude


    Thanks a million for your help. I couldn't have done it without you.

  • give thanks

    to express gratitude or appreciation


    Let us give thanks for all the blessings we have received.

  • to be grateful for good luck or fortune


    I thank my lucky stars that I found my lost wallet.

Phrases with thank

  • an expression of gratitude or appreciation


    Thank you for your help.

  • thanks to

    as a result of, or because of


    Thanks to your hard work, we were able to finish the project on time.

  • no thanks to

    despite, or without the help of


    We managed to complete the task, no thanks to the faulty equipment.

Origins of thank

from Old English 'thanian', meaning 'to give thanks'


Summary: thank in Brief

The verb 'thank' [θæŋk] means to express gratitude or appreciation towards someone for something they have done. It is often used in phrases like 'thank you,' 'thanks to,' and 'no thanks to.' Idioms like 'thanks a million' and 'thank one's lucky stars' express extreme gratitude and being grateful for good luck or fortune, respectively.

How do native speakers use this expression?