1. with appreciation; in a grateful manner

he accepted my offer appreciatively

Syn: ↑appreciatively
Derived from adjective: ↑grateful, ↑appreciative (for: ↑appreciatively)
2. in a thankful manner; with thanks

he accepted thankfully my apologies

Syn: ↑thankfully
Derived from adjective: ↑grateful, ↑thankful (for: ↑thankfully)

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  • gratefully — grateful ► ADJECTIVE ▪ feeling or showing gratitude. DERIVATIVES gratefully adverb. ORIGIN from obsolete grate pleasing, thankful , from Latin gratus …   English terms dictionary

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  • gratefully — adverb see grateful …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gratefully — See grateful. * * * …   Universalium

  • gratefully — adverb In a grateful manner …   Wiktionary

  • gratefully — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. appreciatively, thankfully, with a sense of obligation, delightedly, responsively, admiringly. Ant. rudely*, ungratefully, thanklessly …   English dictionary for students

  • gratefully — adv. thankfully, appreciatively …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gratefully — grate·ful·ly …   English syllables

  • gratefully — See: grateful …   English dictionary