1) used for telling someone that you are grateful for something that they have said or done‘You're looking well.' ‘Thanks.'[/ex]Thanks for dinner – it was great.[/ex]Thanks for reminding me.[/ex]2) used for politely accepting something that is offered to you‘Do you want a chocolate?' ‘Thanks, I'd love one.'[/ex]•no, thanks — used for politely refusing something that is offered to you[/ex]'Can I get you a drink?' 'No, thanks.'[/ex]IInoun [plural]thanks */*/*/[θæŋks]things that you say or do in order to tell someone that you are grateful to themPlease accept my heartfelt thanks for your concern and generosity.[/ex]•thanks to — because of someone or something[/ex]Thanks to this treatment, her condition has improved.[/ex]The railway system is in chaos, thanks to the government's incompetence.[/ex]
Dictionary for writing and speaking English. 2014.