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 ?
throughout the land, this book is gratefully dedicated by
He feasted his eyes on the words above the signature: she signed herself, "Yours gratefully and affectionately.
Anxious to appear friendly and at her ease, she put out her hand with a confiding gesture, and said gratefully.
Clare has just laid me under an obligation which I shall remember gratefully to the end of my life.
He and his wife made a picture which the imagination gratefully dwelt upon, and the simplicity of his love for her had a deliberate grace.
The vicomte appreciated this silent praise and smiling gratefully prepared to continue, but just then Anna Pavlovna, who had kept a watchful eye on the young man who so alarmed her, noticed that he was talking too loudly and vehemently with the abbe, so she hurried to the rescue.
After a moment's hesitation he replied, "I nearly remember," and presently he added very gratefully, as if to some angel who had whispered to him, "I remember now.
Ozma seized the hand of the Sorceress and pressed it gratefully.
He writes most gratefully of Sir James's unremitting kindness to him.
So the Queen placed a big crown of gold, set with rubies, upon Evardo's head, and threw an ermine robe over his shoulders, and proclaimed him King; and he bowed gratefully to all his subjects and then went away to see if he could find any cake in the royal pantry.
Close to it was a stream, and on its banks a great herd of curious-looking Syrian goats and sheep were gratefully eating gravel.
from the first moment when she found out that the little Professor was deeply and gratefully attached to her son, she opened her heart to him unreservedly, and took all his puzzling foreign peculiarities for granted, without so much as attempting to understand any one of them.