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English definition of “otherwise”

otherwise

conjunction     /ˈʌðəwaɪz/
B1 used when saying what will happen if someone does not obey an order or do what has been suggested : You'd better phone home , otherwise your parents will start to worry . He ought to pay the fine , otherwise he might go to prison .Either, or, neither, nor
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