token of (appreciation/gratitude)


1. something which shows/indicates thanks






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received/was given a token of appreciation/gratitude

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A 'token' of something such as appreciation/gratitude or thanks is usually a small gift or gesture representing a feeling or quality. You will often hear this used in formal or diplomatic situations where gift-giving is a matter of protocol, good manners or even expected as well as social situations. 

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  1. When Kristina left her job, her boss gave her a watch as a token of his appreciation for her work.
  2. Sometimes, all that people need is a small token of appreciation to make them feel valued.

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  1. I would like to present this plaque as a token of our gratitude for your generous donation.
  2. I brought you a present as a token of appreciation for making us dinner tonight.

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a parting gift

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