Definition of “especially” - English Dictionary

“especially” in English

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uk /ɪˈspeʃ.əl.i/ us /ɪˈspeʃ.əl.i/ also specially

A2 very much; more than usual or more than other people or things:

She's not especially interested in sport.
I love Australian wines, especially the white wines.

for a particular reason:

I chose this especially for your new house.
They invited her to speak especially because of her experience in inner cities.

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(Definition of “especially” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“especially” in American English

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us /ɪˈspeʃ·ə·li/

(used to emphasize the importance of one thing among others of its type or to point to one thing among others) very; particularly:

He was especially fond of his youngest brother.
She campaigned throughout the US, but especially in the northeast.

(Definition of “especially” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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The communication points especially to the value of bringing condoms, bed nets and other preventive procedures to the poorest and most vulnerable more rapidly and on a sufficiently large scale.
Since this 10th annual report was especially concerned with measures to promote local development, we have noted their strategic importance and emphasise their considerable contribution to local development.
We know very well that cloning is an attack on that dignity, especially when it involves embryonic reduction in the secrecy of laboratories.
I have found it remarkably difficult to get important documents and information from it on a number of occasions, especially for various budget lines relating to culture.
In this case, it is especially important that meat and processed meat products are among those products whose origin the consumer knows.
We do not want to let this situation get out of hand, especially when safety issues can be in the balance if, for example, pilots have to fly long hours.
If peat cannot be classified directly as a renewable, non-fossil energy source, it must form its own class, especially as far as the issue of environmental taxation is concerned.
Especially given that we only voted on her report this week in the parliamentary committee, we have since had very little time to work on amendments for the plenary.
Digitalisation means that there will be challenges, especially perhaps for public service broadcasters which cannot subsidise the extra equipment required in the same way that conventional broadcasters can.
A few salient points: the disciplinary procedures are not taking effect, especially when it comes to calling officials to account for their misdemeanours, including those of a financial nature.