›[C or U]an occasion or situation that makes it possible to do something that you want to do or have to do, or the possibility of doing something: an opportunity to do sthThere will be an opportunity to discuss the matter again next week.an opportunity for sthFast internetservice in ruralareasprovided a new opportunity for prosperity.get/have an opportunityEveryone will have the opportunity to comment.give/offer/provide an opportunityThe mergeroffers an excellent opportunity for growth in the Asian market.take/seize an opportunityWe need to seize this opportunity while we can.miss/lose an opportunityI've been invited to speak at the conference – it's an opportunity that's too good to miss.You should includeemployees in decision-making at every opportunity.Please contact us at the earliest opportunity.He left because there was a lack of opportunity for promotion.
Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.
by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,