Learner's definition of GRATEFUL
[more grateful; most grateful]
feeling or showing thanks
feeling or showing thanks to someone for some helpful act
She was grateful (that) she didn't have to work on the holiday.
the grateful [=thankful] recipient of a new heart
The college sent us a grateful acknowledgment of our donation.
I'm grateful to you for your help.
He's grateful for the attention.
I'm grateful (to you) for this opportunity. = I'm grateful to have this opportunity. = I'm grateful that I have this opportunity.
a grateful smile