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"grateful" in British English

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gratefuladjective

uk   /ˈɡreɪt.fəl/  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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gratefully
adverb uk   /ˈɡreɪt.fəl.i/  us   /ˈɡreɪt.fəl.i/
She smiled at me gratefully.
(Definition of grateful from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"grateful" in American English

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gratefuladjective

 us   /ˈɡreɪt·fəl/
showing or expressing thanks, esp. to another person: I’m grateful for your love and support.
gratefully
adverb  us   /ˈɡreɪt·fə·li/
We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Lincoln Fund.
(Definition of grateful from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“grateful” in British English

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