Definition of return thanks in English:

return thanks

  • Express thanks, especially in a grace at a meal or in response to a toast or condolence.
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    • Amos said, ‘Jaben, would you return thanks for this meal?’
    • So, one of those days when you feel that surviving a car journey is something to return thanks to God for, like 17th century travellers used to when they had safely crossed the Atlantic.
    • We had grace around the dinner table, and we all had to take turns in praying and returning thanks every morning.
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Pronunciation: grəʊˈtɛskəri
noun
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