Somehow is a synonym of to_some_extent.
As adverbs the difference between Somehow and to_some_extent
is that Somehow
is in one way or another; in some way not yet known or designated; by some means; as, the thing must be done somehow; he lives somehow while to_some_extent
is partly; in part.
In one way or another; in some way not yet known or designated; by some means; as, the thing must be done somehow; he lives somehow.
*:By their action upon one another they may be swelled somehow , so as to shorten the length.
*Sir (Walter Scott) (1771-1832)
*:Although youngest of the familly, he has somehow or other got the entire management of all the others.
*:Carried somehow , somewhither, for some reason, on these surging floods, were these travelers, of errand not wholly obvious to their fellows, yet of such sort as to call into query alike the nature of their errand and their own relations.
The indefiniteness of somehow is emphasized by the addition of or other .
Partly; in part.
* to an extent