Definition of thank you in English:

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  • A polite expression used when acknowledging a gift, service, or compliment, or accepting or refusing an offer: thank you for your letter no thank you, I’ll give it a miss
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    • Thank you for your time.
    • If you've made it this far, thank you for being here.
    • Thank you, but no, thank you.


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  • An instance or means of expressing thanks: Lucy planned a party as a thank you to hospital staff [as modifier]: thank-you letters
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    • We could have also included an invitation or a thank-you note if we had chosen to.
    • Esther meets her after she writes her a thank-you letter for the scholarship.
    • You've packed away the dress, eaten the cake and written your thank-you letters - now married life starts for real.

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