Definition of gratefully adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

gratefully

 adverb
adverb
BrE BrE//ˈɡreɪtfəli//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡreɪtfəli//
 
 
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in a way that shows thanks because somebody has done something kind for you or has done as you asked He nodded gratefully. All donations will be gratefully received. I gratefully acknowledge the help of many people here today.Word Familygrateful adjective (ungrateful)gratefully adverbgratitude noun (ingratitude)