to a limited extent

to a limited extent

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