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to a certain extent

Somewhat; partly; in a limited way or to a limited degree. Your essay would be improved to a certain extent by tidying up your paragraphs, but your topic on the whole has some fundamental problems. Our administration is willing to negotiate to a certain extent, but we aren't ready to make any significant changes to the legislation.
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to an extent

Somewhat; partly; in a limited way or to a limited degree. Your essay would be improved to an extent by tidying up your paragraphs, but your topic on the whole has some fundamental problems. Our administration is willing to negotiate to an extent, but we aren't ready to make any significant changes to the legislation.
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to some degree

Somewhat; partly; in a limited way or to a limited extent. Your essay would be improved to some degree by tidying up your paragraphs, but your topic on the whole has some fundamental problems. The administration is willing to negotiate to some degree, but it is not ready to make any significant changes to the legislation.
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to some extent

Somewhat; partly; in a limited way or to a limited degree. Your essay would be improved to some extent by tidying up your paragraphs, but your topic on the whole has some fundamental problems. The administration is willing to negotiate to some extent but it is not ready to make any significant changes to the legislation.
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to a degree

Somewhat; partly; in a limited way or to a limited degree. Your essay would be improved to a degree by tidying up your paragraphs, but your topic on the whole has some fundamental problems. Our administration is willing to negotiate to a degree, but we aren't ready to make any significant changes to the legislation.
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to a great extent

Cliché mainly; largely. To a great extent, Mary is the cause of her own problems. I've finished my work to a great extent. There is nothing important left to do.
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to some extent

to some degree; in some amount; partly. I've solved this problem to some extent. I can help you understand this to some extent.
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to a degree

Also, to an extent. See to some degree.
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to some degree

Also, to a certain degree; to some or a certain extent ; to a degree or an extent . Somewhat, in a way, as in To some degree we'll have to compromise, or To an extent it's a matter of adjusting to the colder climate. The use of degree in these terms, all used in the same way, dates from the first half of the 1700s, and extent from the mid-1800s.
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to...extent

used to show how far something 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) that I no longer recognized him.The pollution of the forest has seriously affected plant life and, to a lesser extent, wildlife.To what extent is this true of all schools?

to a degree

To a small extent; in a limited way: doesn't like spicy food, but can eat a little pepper to a degree.
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References in classic literature ?
28} Another had cultivated his voice to so great an extent that he could have made himself heard from one end of the world to the other.
Perfection of loveliness, they say, is in the direct ratio of the extent of this lump.
0-65 cents situated in the following survey numbers and extents.
Within the vicinity of the HGZ itself, this new zone has now been encountered over vertical and lateral extents of, respectively, 350 ft (107 m) and 250 ft (76 m) suggesting it has the potential to develop into a significant new exploration target.
The vertical extent of the Footwall Zones of the High Grade
The vertical extent of the upper area of the Far East Zone
This is an approximate 40% increase in the vertical extent of the Footwall Zones.
Significant gold mineralization has been encountered in three (3) holes since the beginning of 2003 over a vertical extent of 750 ft (229 m) to a depth of 6500 ft (1981 m) and as much as 900 ft (274 m) west of the HGZ.