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opportunity

noun
 
 
/ˌɒpəˈtjuːnəti/ US   /ˌɒpərˈtuːnəti/ ( plural opportunities)
[C or U] an occasion or situation that makes it possible to do something that you want to do or have to do, or the possibility of doing something: an opportunity to do sth There will be an opportunity to discuss the matter again next week.an opportunity for sth Fast internet service in rural areas provided a new opportunity for prosperity.get/have an opportunity Everyone will have the opportunity to comment.give/offer/provide an opportunity The merger offers an excellent opportunity for growth in the Asian market.take/seize an opportunity We need to seize this opportunity while we can.miss/lose an opportunity I've been invited to speak at the conference – it's an opportunity that's too good to miss. You should include employees in decision-making at every opportunity. Please contact us at the earliest opportunity. He left because there was a lack of opportunity for promotion.
[C ] a chance to get a job: employment/job opportunitiesan opportunity for sb We need to create more opportunities for young graduates.
→  See also Equal Employment Opportunity , equal opportunities
Translations of “opportunity”
in Korean 기회…
in Arabic فُرْصة…
in French occasion…
in Turkish fırsat, uygun zaman, vesile…
in Italian opportunità, occasione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 機遇, 時機, 機會…
in Russian возможность, удобный случай, перспектива…
in Polish okazja, możliwość…
in Spanish oportunidad, ocasión…
in Portuguese oportunidade, ocasião…
in German die Gelegenheit…
in Catalan oportunitat…
in Japanese 機会…
in Chinese (Simplified) 机遇, 时机, 机会…
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