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English definition of “whatever”


pronoun, determiner (ANYTHING)    /wɒtˈev.ər/ US  /wɑːˈt̬ev.ɚ/
B1 anything or everything: I eat whatever I want and I still don't seem to put on weight . "What can we do tonight ?" "It's up to you - whatever you want ." Whatever I say I always seem to get it wrong . Don't, whatever you do, tell Patrick (= you certainly should not tell him). Do whatever you want - it won't affect me. "So I'll bring red wine then." " Sure , whatever (= bring that or anything else )." Apparently he ' discovered himself' in India , whatever that means (= although I do not know what that means ).Relative forms Grammar:However, whatever, whichever, whenever, wherever, whoever
(Definition of whatever pronoundeterminer (ANYTHING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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