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interjection     thank you pronunciation in British English
  1. 1
    used for telling someone that you are grateful for something that they have said or done

    ‘That’s a nice jacket.’ ‘Thank you.’

    thank you for (doing) something:

    Thank you for your kind words.

    Thank you for coming here today.

  2. 2
    used for politely accepting something that is offered to you

    ‘Would you like a cup of coffee?’ ‘Oh, thank you, that would be great.’

    1. a.
      used with ‘no’ for politely refusing something that is offered to you

      ‘Another glass of wine?’ ‘No, thank you.’

  3. 3
    used at the end of a sentence for telling someone firmly that you do not want something

    I can lift this on my own, thank you.

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