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"confidential" in British English

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confidentialadjective

uk   /ˌkɒn.fɪˈden.ʃəl/  us   /ˌkɑːn-/
C1 secret, often in a ​formal, ​business, or ​militarysituation: All ​information will be ​treated as strictly confidential.

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confidentially
adverb uk   us   /-i/
Can I ​speak to you confidentially? All ​informationsupplied will be ​treated confidentially.
(Definition of confidential from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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confidentialadjective

uk   us   /ˌkɒnfɪˈdenʃəl/
private, and intended to be ​keptsecret: confidential data/documents/information, etc. Prosecutors were not able to obtain confidential ​data from ​corporations without first receiving written ​approval from the ​department.keep sth/remain confidential The ​bill would ​allow a ​business to ​keep its ​dealings confidential. The company's ​formeremployees had made ​improper use of highly confidentialinformation, such as ​names and ​addresses of ​customers. All the ​employeequestionnaires will be ​treated as strictly confidential. confidential ​advice The ​letter was ​marked "confidential".
confidentially
adverb /ˌkɒnfɪˈdenʃəli/  us /ˌkɑː–/
Members of a client's ​workforce can discuss confidentially the reason for their ​absence, be it a mental or ​medical problem.
(Definition of confidential from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “confidential”
in Arabic سِرّي…
in Korean 기밀의…
in Portuguese confidencial…
in Catalan confidencial…
in Japanese 秘密の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 秘密的,机密的…
in Turkish gizli…
in Russian конфиденциальный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 秘密的,機密的…
in Italian confidenziale, riservato…
in Polish poufny…
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