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Meaning of “strongly” in the English Dictionary

"strongly" in British English

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stronglyadverb

uk   /ˈstrɒŋ.li/  us   /ˈstrɑːŋ-/
  • strongly adverb (NOT WEAK)

B2 very much or in a very ​serious way: They strongly ​believetheirchildren should make ​choices for themselves. Many ​locals are strongly opposed to the ​development.

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

"strongly" in American English

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stronglyadverb

 us   /ˈstrɔŋ·li/
  • strongly adverb (IN IMPORTANT WAY)

in a very ​important or ​serious way: Beliefs are strongly ​tied to ​culture.
  • strongly adverb (IN PERSUASIVE WAY)

[not gradable] in a ​persuasive or ​determined way: He is strongly ​opposed to ​censorship. Voters strongly ​supported the ​candidate.
  • strongly adverb (IN WAY THAT IS HARD TO BREAK)

in a way or ​form that is ​difficult to ​break: The ​castlewalls were strongly ​constructed of ​stone.
(Definition of strongly from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"strongly" in Business English

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stronglyadverb

uk   us   /ˈstrɒŋli/
in a way that ​shows that something is ​performing well or ​improving a lot: Markets on both ​sides of the Atlantic have performed strongly. The FTSE 100 later ​bounced back strongly to ​close 134.6 ​pointshigher at 4131.
in a way that ​showsstrongfeelings or ​opinions: The ​project was strongly ​opposed by ​environmentalgroups. She has strongly denied the ​allegations.
(Definition of strongly from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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