gratefully


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grate·ful

 (grāt′fəl)
adj.
1. Appreciative of benefits received; thankful: I'm grateful for your help.
2. Expressing gratitude: a grateful look.
3. Affording pleasure or comfort; agreeable: grateful relief from the hot sun.

[From obsolete grate, pleasing, from Latin grātus; see gwerə- in Indo-European roots.]

grate′ful·ly adv.
grate′ful·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.gratefully - with appreciationgratefully - with appreciation; in a grateful manner; "he accepted my offer appreciatively"
unappreciatively, ungratefully - in an ungrateful manner
2.gratefully - in a thankful manner; with thanks; "he accepted thankfully my apologies"
Translations
بِشُكْر، باعتِراف بالجَميل
vděčně
meî òakklæti
hvaležno
minnettarlıkla

gratefully

[ˈgreɪtfʊlɪ] ADV [accept, say, smile] → con gratitud
she shook my hand gratefullyme apretó la mano agradecida or con gratitud
gratefully, I acceptedacepté agradecido
the contribution of various individuals is gratefully acknowledgedagradecemos la colaboración de varias personas
all contributions/donations will be gratefully receivedagradecemos todo tipo de colaboración/cualquier donativo

gratefully

[ˈgreɪtfʊli] advavec reconnaissance

gratefully

advdankbar; acknowledged alsoin Dankbarkeit

gratefully

[ˈgreɪtflɪ] advcon gratitudine

grateful

(ˈgreitful) adjective
feeling thankful. I am grateful to you for your help.
ˈgratefully adverb
She accepted his offer gratefully.
References in classic literature ?
That settled it, and telling him of Meg's mishap, Jo gratefully accepted and rushed up to bring down the rest of the party.
When I get back to my room I shall sleep," she murmured gratefully.
He struck her, inevitably, as gallant and splendid, but what took her most of all and gave her the courage she afterward showed was that he put the whole thing to her as a kind of favor, an obligation he should gratefully incur.
If Mas'r pleases," said Tom, gratefully, "Mas'r makes it so much plainer.
It was about a humorous lecturer who flooded an ignorant audience with the killingest jokes for an hour and never got a laugh; and then when he was leaving, some gray simpletons wrung him gratefully by the hand and said it had been the funniest thing they had ever heard, and "it was all they could do to keep from laughin' right out in meetin'.
He gratefully opened to the lesson for the afternoon and poured ink upon the page.
Woodhouse gratefully observed, "It is very kind of you, Mr.
It was an advantage that could not be too gratefully acknowledged, nor too speedily made use of; and the visit to Lady Middleton, which had not before had any precise limits, was instantly discovered to have been always meant to end in two days' time.
Clare has just laid me under an obligation which I shall remember gratefully to the end of my life.
I thanked him gratefully, and tried to console myself for the loss of my eye by thinking of the other misfortunes I had escaped.
Phileas Fogg understood what was passing in Aouda's mind, and offered, in order to reassure her, to escort her to Hong Kong, where she might remain safely until the affair was hushed up--an offer which she eagerly and gratefully accepted.
Close to it was a stream, and on its banks a great herd of curious-looking Syrian goats and sheep were gratefully eating gravel.