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grateful

adjective uk   us   /ˈɡreɪt.fəl/
B1 showing or expressing thanks, especially to another person: I'm so grateful (to you) for all that you've done. If you could get that report finished by Thursday I'd be very grateful. After the earthquake we felt grateful to be alive. I'm just grateful that I'm not still working for him.formal I would be most grateful if you would send me the book immediately.
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adverb uk   us   /-i/
She smiled at me gratefully.
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