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highly

adverb uk   /ˈhaɪ.li/ us  

highly adverb (ABOVE AVERAGE)

B2 very, to a large degree, or at a high level: a highly paid job a highly profitable line of products For our country to remain competitive, we need a highly-skilled, highly-educated workforce.Very and extremeComplete and wholeIntensifying expressions think/speak highly of sb C2 to admire or say admiring things about someone: He's very highly thought of within the company.Praising and applaudingExaggerating and playing down

highly adverb (IMPORTANT)

in an important or influential (= having a lot of influence) position: According to one highly placed source, the prime minister had threatened to resign over this issue.Important people and describing important peopleFamous peopleWealthy people
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