To say 'thanks' or 'no, thanks', you can just use the adverb benigne. Whether it's an acceptance or a polite rejection depends on what you do when you say it. Benigne ades means 'Nice of you to come". Benigne dicis means 'Nice of you to say so', which is an appropriate way to accept a compliment. The source for this information is "Speaking of Latin," by Norman J. Dewitt. The Classical Weekly, Vol. 34, No. 2 (Oct. 14, 1940), pp. 15-17.
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