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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 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

To a large or significant degree; greatly; a lot. While I agree with the chairman's points to a great extent, there are a few details that I think bear closer scrutiny. The economic collapse was caused to a great extent by the rise in the lending of subprime mortgages.
See also: extent, great

to a large extent

To a great or significant degree; greatly; a lot. While I agree with the chairman's points to a large extent, there are a few details that I think bear closer scrutiny. The economic collapse was caused to a large extent by the rise in the lending of subprime mortgages.
See also: extent, large

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.
See also: degree

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 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.
See also: extent, great

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.
See also: degree

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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According to APQC's data, 80% of organizations report that they evaluate transportation companies on their carbon management practices to at least some extent. A full 29% report that they evaluate transportation companies to a significant extent or greater.
"The survey's goals focus on recording the extent of participation in gambling activities, identifying the extent of problematic participation among the public, studying gamblers' social and demographic traits, the frequency with which they engage in gambling, and their budgeted and real spending in gambling."
Conservationists warned that in the last 30 years, the summer sea ice extent has shrunk by an area roughly equivalent to a quarter the size of Europe.
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The total polar sea ice spanned 6.26 million square miles, 790,000 square miles less than the average global minimum extent for 1981-2010.
The extent this year is 130,000 square kilometers less than the previous low of 14.64 million square kilometers, recorded in 2011 and 2006.
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As shown in Table 2 in terms of the extent of leadership skills of the nurse middle managers, the highest assessment given by the nurse middle managers and the clinical instructors which established that delegating leadership skills was the dominant practice of the nurse middle managers.
This summer's minimum is still the sixth lowest extent of the satellite record and is 432,000 square miles (1.12 million square kilometers) lower than the 1981-2010 average, roughly the size of Texas and California combined.
Although the minimum ice extent wasn't as low as that seen in 2007, when unusual weather conditions caused extreme melting, the sea ice area as measured by the microwave radiometer on NASA's Aqua satellite did drop slightly lower than 2007 levels for about ten days in early September.
Sea ice extent in the Northern hemisphere has now started to increase meaning that there is no expectation that the Arctic routes will open in 2009.
GALWAY hurlers could be dealt another huge blow this week as they anxiously wait to establish the extent of the knee injury to promising full-back Ciaran O'Donovan.
Realizing the uncomfortable truth about this scenario, the researcher endeavors to carry out this study to particularly identify the extent of physiological, mental, psychological, sexual, and social stressors experienced by the tertiary female faculty during and after menopause and to what degree these stressors influenced their behavior in terms of anxiety, assertiveness, dominance, aggression, hostility, social withdrawal, and self-destructive behavior.
Inflation has diminished the purchasing power of our money to such an extent that nickels and pennies are now worth more melted down than their face value.
What types of job accommodations do they report needing, and to what extent are they receiving them?