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aggressiveadjective

 us   /əˈɡres·ɪv/
using ​strong, ​forcefulmethods esp. to ​sell or ​persuade: The ​companymounted an aggressive ​marketingcampaign. You have to be aggressive if you ​want to ​succeed in this ​business.
aggressively
adverb  us   /əˈɡres·ɪv·li/
The ​company is aggressively ​pursuing new ​businessopportunities.
(Definition of aggressive from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







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aggressiveadjective

uk   /əˈɡres.ɪv/  us   /əˈɡres.ɪv/
  • aggressive adjective (ANGRY)

B2 behaving in an ​angry and ​violent way towards another ​person: Men ​tend to be more aggressive than women. If I ​criticize him, he gets aggressive and ​startsshouting.

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  • aggressive adjective (DETERMINED)

C1 determined to ​win or ​succeed and using ​forcefulaction to ​win or to ​achievesuccess: an aggressive ​electioncampaign aggressive ​marketingtactics Both ​playerswontheir first-round ​matches in aggressive ​style.

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aggressively
adverb uk   /əˈɡres.ɪv.li/  us   /əˈɡres.ɪv.li/
B2 Small ​children often ​behave aggressively. The ​company is aggressively ​pursuing new ​businessopportunities. They ​played more aggressively in the second ​half.
(Definition of aggressive from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"aggressive" in Business English

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aggressiveadjective

uk   us   /əˈɡresɪv/
done in a very forceful and ​competitive way in ​order to ​gain an ​advantage: aggressive marketing/expansion/recruiting Through aggressive ​marketing in ​Europe and Asia, the ​companypulled in an ​extra $4.5 ​billion and ​doubled its ​shareprices.aggressive campaigns/strategies/tactics Britain’s second largest water ​company is ​planning an aggressive ​campaign to ​winindustrial and ​businesscustomers from ​rivals.
forceful, ​competitive, and ​determined to ​win or get what you want: Many ​banks have become more aggressive in making ​loans to ​boostrevenuegrowth. The ​company has been ​losingmarketshare for five ​years, primarily to aggressive ​competitors that have ​undercut the ​company on ​price.
FINANCE used to describe ​investments that involve some ​risk or ​investors that take ​risks in ​order to ​gain the best ​results: aggressive funds/investments/trades He ​moved his ​money into more aggressive ​investments, ​includinghedgefunds and ​publiclytradedstocks. aggressive ​buyers/​sellers
aggressively
adverb /əˈɡresɪvli/
(Definition of aggressive from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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