to some extent

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 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.
See also: extent

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?
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Those using predictive analytics to some extent have the highest supply chain cost: $64.87 per $1,000 in revenue at the median.
FIGURE 3 Defined supply chain strategy and supply chain management performance FTEs that perform the process group "plan for and align supply chain resources" per $1 billion revenue Not at all/To a small extent 38.4 To some extent 46.7 To a significant/very great extent 41.7 Supply chain management costs per $1,000 revenue Not at all/To a small extent $70.35 To some extent $50.00 To a significant/very great extent $50.00 Source: APQC Note: Table made from bar graph.
To some extent the lower interest rates have kept the equity markets from falling quite as much as they might have.
The geopolitical risks are alleviated to some extent. Oil prices are down from where they were.
There are issues of local autonomy and control; these are given the greatest latitude in distributed search architectures, while to some extent they are sacrificed or submerged in centralized union catalog systems.
The anti-treaty shopping provisions in the new treaty, which are to some extent more liberal than the provisions contained in other recent U.S.
As the stimulus from the swing in inventories began to wane during the course of 1992, spending for business equipment was projected to strengthen to some extent. Housing construction also would provide some stimulus over the projection horizon.
In recent decades rehabilitation practices have been introduced and, to some extent, adopted in mental health settings.
At the present time, much of America - including Congress and to some extent the Internal Revenue Service - is out of sync with capital flow thinking.
Nonetheless, it is hoped that these initiatives will influence, to some extent, some of the funding priorities of NIDRR and the Office of Special Education Programs that relate to technology.
Thirteen percent (13%) believe they are obeyed to a great extent and the majority, 535, of the respondents claimed human rights laws are observed to some extent, whereas, 28% think they are not at all followed in Pakistan.