Significado de “otherwise” - Diccionario inglés

otherwise en inglés británico

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otherwiseconjunction

uk /ˈʌð.ə.waɪz/ us /ˈʌð.ɚ.waɪz/

B1 used after an order or suggestion to show what the result will be if you do not follow that order or suggestion:

I'd better write it down, otherwise I'll forget it.
Call home, otherwise your parents will start to worry.

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otherwiseadverb

uk /ˈʌð.ə.waɪz/ us /ˈʌð.ɚ.waɪz/

otherwise adverb (DIFFERENTLY)

differently, or in another way:

The police believe he is the thief, but all the evidence suggests otherwise (= that he is not).
Under the Bill of Rights, a person is presumed innocent until proved otherwise (= guilty).
Protestors were executed, jailed or otherwise persecuted.
Marion Morrison, otherwise known as the film star John Wayne, was born in 1907.
formal I can't meet you on Tuesday - I'm otherwise engaged/occupied (= doing something else).

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otherwiseadjective [ after verb ]

uk /ˈʌð.ə.waɪz/ us /ˈʌð.ɚ.waɪz/ formal

(Definición de otherwise de Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

otherwise en inglés americano

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otherwiseadverb [ not gradable ]

us /ˈʌð·ərˌwɑɪz/

differently, or in another way:

Samuel Clemens, otherwise known as Mark Twain
Parts of the company will be sold or otherwise dismantled.

Otherwise also means except for what was just referred to:

I like working outside when it’s warm, but otherwise I stay indoors.

otherwiseconjunction

us /ˈʌð·ərˌwɑɪz/

if not; or else:

Tell me if you want it, otherwise I’ll give it to Freya.

(Definición de otherwise de Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)