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we

pronoun uk   strong /wiː/ weak /wi/ us  

we pronoun (GROUP)

A1 used as the subject of a verb to refer to a group including the speaker and at least one other person: Can we all go to the swimming pool this afternoon? If you don't hurry up we'll be late. used by a speaker or a writer to refer to themselves and the people listening or reading: In today's lecture, we will be exploring the world economic situation.

we pronoun (ALL PEOPLE)

B1 used as the subject of a verb to refer to all people, especially when considered as a group: This planet on which we all live should be cherished and not exploited.

we pronoun (YOU)

informal used as the subject of a verb to mean "you", especially when talking to a child or someone who is ill: Now we don't want to be late for school, do we? "How are we this morning, Mrs Flanagan?" said the doctor.

we pronoun (I)

formal used by a queen or king when speaking officially to mean "I"
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