thank

Definition of thank

Pronunciation: thăņk
n.1.A expression of gratitude; an acknowledgment expressive of a sense of favor or kindness received; obligation, claim, or desert, or gratitude; - now generally used in the plural.
If ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same.
- Luke vi. 33.
What great thank, then, if any man, reputed wise and constant, will neither do, nor permit others under his charge to do, that which he approves not, especially in matter of sin?
- Milton.
Thanks, thanks to thee, most worthy friend,
For the lesson thou hast taught.
- Longfellow.
His thanks
of his or her own accord; with his or her good will; voluntary.
Full sooth is said that love ne lordship,
Will not, his thanks, have no fellowship.
- Chaucer.
v. t.1.To express gratitude to (anyone) for a favor; to make acknowledgments to (anyone) for kindness bestowed; - used also ironically for blame.
[imp. & p. p. Thanked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Thanking.]
"Graunt mercy, lord, that thank I you," quod she.
- Chaucer.
I thank thee for thine honest care.
- Shak.
Weigh the danger with the doubtful bliss,
And thank yourself if aught should fall amiss.
- Dryden.

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