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English definition of “anyone”


pronoun     /ˈen.i.wʌn/ (also anybody)
A2 used in questions and negatives to mean "a person or people ": I haven't spoken to anyone all day . I haven't told anyone. Was there anyone you knew at the meeting ? Has anyone seen my glasses anywhere ?Someone, anyone, no one or everyone B1 any person or any people : Anyone can go - you don't have to be invited . Anyone could dress well with all that money .Someone, anyone, no one or everyone Grammar:Anyone, anybody or anything?Anyone, anybody and anything are indefinite pronouns. We use anyone, anybody and anything to refer to both an open, unlimited set of things or people and specific things or people. We use them with a singular verb:Grammar:Anyone and anybodyAnyone and anybody have no difference in meaning. Anybody is a little less formal than anyone. Anyone is used more in writing than anybody:
(Definition of anyone pronoun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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