Definition of to a degree in English:

to a degree

phrase

  • 1To some extent.

    ‘to a degree, it is possible to educate oneself’
    • ‘The discomfort with using rational self-interest as an underlying principle is understandable, to a degree.’
    • ‘So, you know, while they're friends to a degree, they're probably not above shoving the other guy out of the way.’
    • ‘He laughed heartily and I watched in awe as his waistline was stretched to a degree that I didn't think possible.’
    • ‘Certainly, we're not saying that the way things are done in the industry is wonderful, and musicians are being exploited to a degree.’
    • ‘I describe myself like you describe yourself - to a degree.’
    • ‘We benefit certainly to a degree, but how do you put a value on that?’
    • ‘And to a degree that frustrates and confounds the left, they frequently aren't stupid.’
    • ‘And I think when you take it further, you'll find that the media is part of the problem too, to a degree.’
    • ‘It is possible to adjust to a degree, but it gets frustrating failing to pull of a move at critical moments.’
    • ‘Further, I am influenced to a degree, I am bound to say, by this consideration.’
    to some extent, to a certain extent, up to a point, to a limited extent
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    1. 1.1dated To a considerable extent.
      ‘the pressure you were put under must have been frustrating to a degree’
      • ‘He allowed me to participate in the making of these movies to a degree that not a lot of screenwriters experience.’
      • ‘But when you talk to them you realise that they're informed and opinionated to a degree very rare among young Britons.’
      • ‘A series of climatic bouts in the ring highlight the movie's climax with realism to a degree that you want to turn your head.’
      • ‘Its behaviour carried to a degree that would be hard to explain away.’
      • ‘In many ways Cold War cultural production was ideologically driven to a degree not seen before or since.’
      • ‘Color, sound and geometry cooperate to a degree rarely seen in animated film, or in film at all for that matter.’
      • ‘Music punctuates our everyday lives to a degree that we rarely appreciate.’
      • ‘His analogy is insensitive to a degree that is almost unfathomable.’
      • ‘She had a unique talent to spot a voice and she trained several young singers to a degree where they became renowned artists.’
      • ‘The music is the drama, to a degree that remains unrivalled.’