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Meaning of “grateful” in the English Dictionary

"grateful" in British English

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gratefuladjective

uk   us   /ˈɡreɪt.fəl/
B1 showing or ​expressingthanks, ​especially to another ​person: I'm so grateful (to you) for all that you've done. If you could get that ​reportfinished 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 ​bookimmediately.
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gratefully
adverb uk   us   /-i/
She ​smiled at me gratefully.
(Definition of grateful from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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gratefuladjective

 us   /ˈɡreɪt·fəl/
showing or ​expressingthanks, esp. to another ​person: I’m grateful for ​yourlove 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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