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"highly" in British English

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highlyadverb

uk   /ˈhaɪ.li/ us   /ˈhaɪ.li/
  • highly adverb (ABOVE AVERAGE)

B2 very, to a large degree, or at a high level: a highly paid job a highly profitable line of products For our country to remain competitive, we need a highly-skilled, highly-educated workforce.
think/speak highly of sb
C2 to admire or say admiring things about someone: He's very highly thought of within the company.

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(Definition of highly from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"highly" in American English

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highlyadverb

us   /ˈhɑɪ·li/
  • highly adverb (AT HIGH LEVEL)

very, to a large degree, or at a high level: a highly paid job We need a highly skilled, highly educated workforce.
  • highly adverb (IN IMPORTANT POSITION)

in an important or influential position: The statement was made by a highly placed official.
(Definition of highly from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"highly" in Business English

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highlyadverb

uk   /ˈhaɪli/ us  
very, to a large degree, or at a high level: The firm was highly profitable and had a strong balance sheet. It is an able, young and highly motivated workforce.highly educated/qualified/skilled Technical experts, highly trained chemists, engineers, technicians and operators help ensure that all the company's facilities meet high standards of safety.
in a position that is important or that has a lot of influence: One highly-placed source said that a wide range of bids had gone in.
(Definition of highly from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “highly”
in Arabic جِدًا…
in Korean 매우…
in Portuguese altamente, muito…
in Catalan molt, altament…
in Japanese とても, 非常に…
in Chinese (Simplified) 超过平均水平, 非常,极其…
in Turkish bir hayli, pek, çok…
in Russian весьма, чрезвычайно, высоко…
in Chinese (Traditional) 超過平均水準, 非常,極其…
in Italian molto…
in Polish bardzo, wielce, wysoko…
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