Meaning of “indeed” in the English Dictionary

"indeed" in English

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indeedadverb

uk /ɪnˈdiːd/ us /ɪnˈdiːd/

B1 really or certainly, often used to emphasize something:

Indeed, it could be the worst environmental disaster in Europe this century.
Evidence suggests that errors may indeed be occurring.
We live in strange times indeed.
mainly UK Many people are very poor indeed.

used to express that something is correct:

"Is this your dog?" "It is indeed."/"Indeed it is."
Yes, I did indeed say that.

C2 used to add some extra information that develops or supports something you have just said:

For such creatures, speed is not important - indeed it is counterproductive.
I am happy, indeed proud, to be associated with this project.

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indeedexclamation

uk /ɪnˈdiːd/ us /ɪnˈdiːd/

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

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indeedadverb [ not gradable ]

us /ɪnˈdid/

(used to emphasize something said or about to be said) really; truly:

If he has indeed quit his job, I asked myself, why is he still here?
From a medical standpoint, the discovery may turn out to be very big news indeed.
Indeed (= When you really think about it), why should you follow a doctor’s advice to the letter when you feel like Superman?

Indeed is also used to make something clear or add to something you have just said:

It was impossible to find work and, indeed, it became increasingly hard to keep looking for a job.

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

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On the other hand, all the other amendments have been deemed to be acceptable, and indeed has always been the case.
As we well know, the main result of research is knowledge, followed by the opportunity to enhance that result in the economic sector, or indeed the industrial sector.
Indeed it is accepting its responsibilities.
Indeed it must be permissible for state aid to be provided for such purposes, provided it does not lead to unacceptable distortion of competition.
Indeed that is the only way to build up regional economic circulation in the under-developed regions that will protect people' s social welfare and boost purchasing power.
On the contrary, it is preparing working people, and this indeed at a fast rate, to live in a situation of complete and permanent insecurity.
Indeed, the proposed document bore little relation to the discharge procedure, which is about approval of the accounts for the financial year and the propriety of the expenditure.
According to experts and specialists in child nutrition, milk is indeed essential to the proper intellectual and physical development of children, of all children.
Fourthly, there is indeed a need for additional legislation for products such as cosmetics, medicines and pharmaceutical preparations which are excluded from the present proposal.
Indeed, with consumer prices in the euro area increasing by just 1.1% in 1999, inflation has reached one of the lowest levels in the past 50 years.