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widely

adverb uk   /ˈwaɪd.li/ us  
B2 including a lot of different places, people, subjects, etc.: They have both travelled widely. His plays are still widely performed in the USA. French used to be widely spoken in Cambodia. His work on DNA was widely admired. This is a widely held but mistaken belief. This theory is no longer widely accepted. differ/vary widely B2 to be very different: Prices vary widely from shop to shop.
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