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even

adverb
 
 
/ˈiːvən/
A2 used to emphasize something that is surprising: Everyone danced, even Mick. I said hello, but he didn't even look at me.Very and extremeComplete and wholeIntensifying expressions
even better/faster/smaller, etc B1 used when comparing things, to emphasize the difference: I think Alex is going to be even taller than his father.Very and extremeComplete and wholeIntensifying expressions
even if B2 used to emphasize that a particular situation would not change what you have just said: I would never eat meat, even if I was really hungry.Connecting words which express a condition
even though B2 although: He still smokes, even though he's got asthma.Connecting words which express a contrast
even so used to emphasize that something surprising is true despite what you have just said: Car prices have gone down a lot, but even so, we couldn't afford to buy one.Connecting words which express a contrastAlso, extra, and in addition
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