Meaning of “after all” in the English Dictionary

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"after all" in British English

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after all

C1 despite earlier problems or doubts:

The rain has stopped, so the game will go ahead after all.

B1 used to add information that shows that what you have just said is true:

I do like her - after all, she is my sister.

(Definition of “after all” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"after all" in American English

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after all

despite problems or doubts:

The rain stopped and the game went ahead after all.
after all

After all also means for this reason:

"Of course I love her – after all, she’s my sister."

(Definition of “after all” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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