Definition for thanks

noun as in spoken or written appreciation

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Example Sentences

Thanks to that meddling Franklin and the other editors, Jefferson thought his Declaration had been “mangled.”

“They basically said thanks a lot and shook our hands and took off,” Stammberger said.

And, thanks to a transparent hull, exploring the deep and spotting rare marine life is practically a cinch.

Thanks to the Atlanta case, they can now see another in plain sight.

Thanks to decades of social-science research, we know more about how to help struggling Americans than ever before.

In nine days he returned, bringing us the thanks of congress, and fresh orders.

Thanks to Berthier's admirable system, Bonaparte was kept in touch with every part of his command.

A cricket-match was in progress, but the bowling and batting were extremely wild, thanks to The Warren strong beer.

In fifteen minutes the only dry part of me was the crown of my head—thanks be to a good Stetson hat.

The little comical pig was rather lonesome after Slicko had left him, but he was no longer hungry, thanks to the acorns.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What is another word for thanks?

Thanks is an informal but very common way of saying thank you.

There are a few other common phrases that can be used to thank someone, including I’m thankful, I’m grateful, I appreciate it, much appreciated, and much obliged.

Words for thank you in other languages are sometimes used in English, including gracias (Spanish), danke (German), and merci (French).

Thanks can also be a noun, meaning gratitude or appreciation, as in many thanks or We owe you our thanks. Showing gratefulness or thankfulness in this way often involves acknowledgement and recognition.

This noun sense of thanks is what’s used in the term thanksgiving (and in the phrase give thanks).

Sometimes the best way to say thanks to someone is to do something nice for them in return.

What are some synonyms for with thanks?

The phrase with thanks is sometimes used as a closing (sign-off) for emails and letters, as in

With thanks,

With thanks is a bit more formal than the more common closings Thanks and Thank you. Even more formal is With gratitude.

Sometimes, people double-down with the closing With thanks and appreciation.

If you’d rather not use With thanks as the closing, you could say thank you in the body of the message and then use a more traditional closing, such as Sincerely.

On this page you'll find 36 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to thanks, such as: gratitude, recognition, acknowledgment, benediction, blessing, and credit.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.