to+a+certain+extent

  • 1to a certain extent — to some/a certain/a limited/extent phrase partly, but not completely To a certain extent, I was relieved. Thesaurus: slightly, to some degree and not completelysynonym …

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  • 2to a certain extent — index in part, quasi Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3to a certain extent — somewhat, not exactly …

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  • 4certain — [sʉrt′ n] adj. [ME & OFr < VL * certanus < L certus, determined, fixed, orig. pp. of cernere, to distinguish, decide, orig., to sift, separate: see HARVEST] 1. fixed, settled, or determined 2. sure (to happen, etc.); inevitable 3. not to be …

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  • 5extent — [[t]ɪkste̱nt[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) N SING: with supp, usu the N of n If you are talking about how great, important, or serious a difficulty or situation is, you can refer to the extent of it. The government itself has little information on the extent of… …

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  • 6extent — ex|tent [ ık stent ] noun *** 1. ) uncount the importance of a problem or situation: extent of: We were shocked by the extent of the damage. The government underestimated the extent of the contamination. the full/true extent: Doctors still do not …

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  • 7extent */*/*/ — UK [ɪkˈstent] / US noun 1) [uncountable] the size and importance of a problem or situation extent of: We were shocked by the extent of the damage. The government underestimated the extent of the contamination. the full/true extent: Doctors still… …

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  • 8certain — cer|tain1 W1S1 [ˈsə:tn US ˈsə:r ] adj [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: Vulgar Latin certanus, from Latin certus decided, certain , from cernere to sift, decide ] 1.) [not before noun] confident and sure, without any doubts = ↑sure certain… …

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  • 9certain — 1 determiner, pronoun 1 a certain thing, person, place etc is a particular thing, person etc that you are not naming or describing exactly: You can get cheaper fares on certain days of the year. | There are certain things I just can t discuss… …

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  • 10extent*/*/*/ — [ɪkˈstent] noun 1) [singular/U] the degree to which something happens, or the degree to which something is affected They were shocked at the extent of the damage.[/ex] Languages vary in the extent to which they rely on word order.[/ex] 2) [U] the …

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  • 11extent — n. to a certain extent (to a great extent; they were emaciated to such an extent that they required special treatment) * * * [ɪk stent] to a certain extent (to a great extent; they were emaciated to such an extent that they required special… …

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  • 12extent — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ full, greatest, maximum, overall ▪ The overall extent of civilian casualties remained unclear. ▪ actual, exact, precise …

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  • 13extent — ex|tent W1S2 [ıkˈstent] n [Date: 1500 1600; : Anglo French; Origin: extente, from Latin extendere; EXTEND] 1.) to ... extent used to say how true something is or how great an effect or change is to a certain extent/to some extent/to an extent… …

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  • 14extent — /Ik stent/ noun 1 (singular) the limit or degree of something s influence etc: The success of a marriage depends on the extent to which you are prepared to work at it. | to a certain extent/to some extent (=used to say that something is partly,… …

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  • 15extent — /ik stent /, n. 1. the space or degree to which a thing extends; length, area, volume, or scope: the extent of his lands; to be right to a certain extent. 2. something extended, as a space; a particular length, area, or volume; something having… …

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  • 16certain — adjective 1) I m certain he s guilty Syn: sure, confident, positive, convinced, in no doubt, satisfied, assured, persuaded Ant: doubtful 2) it is certain that more changes are in the offing Syn …

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  • 17Certain accursed ones of no significance — Part of a series on Shi ah Islam and Twelvers Alevism Beliefs …

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  • 18to some extent — to some/a certain/a limited/extent phrase partly, but not completely To a certain extent, I was relieved. Thesaurus: slightly, to some degree and not completelysynonym …

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  • 19to a limited extent — to some/a certain/a limited/extent phrase partly, but not completely To a certain extent, I was relieved. Thesaurus: slightly, to some degree and not completelysynonym …

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  • 20to … extent — to… extent idiom used to show how far sth is true or how great an effect it has • To a certain extent, we are all responsible for this tragic situation. • He had changed to such an extent (= so much) …

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