Meaning of “indeed” in the English Dictionary

"indeed" in British English

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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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uk /ɪnˈdiːd/ us /ɪnˈdiːd/

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

"indeed" in American English

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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)