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"whenever" in American English

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wheneverconjunction

 us   /hwenˈev·ər, wen-, hwən-, wən-/
  • whenever conjunction (EVERY TIME)

every or any time: I’m embarrassed whenever I think about it. I try to let the kids out to play whenever possible.

wheneverconjunction, adverb [not gradable]

 us   /hwenˈev·ər, wen-, hwən-, wən-/
used to say that the time something is done is not important or makes no difference: "Will it be okay if we meet tomorrow instead of today?" "Sure, whenever."
(Definition of whenever from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"whenever" in British English

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wheneveradverb, conjunction

uk   /wenˈev.ər/  us   /wenˈev.ɚ/
B1 every or any time: I blush whenever I think about it. Whenever I go there they seem to be asleep. I try to use olive oil whenever possible. "Will it be okay if I do it tomorrow?" "Sure, whenever (= then or at any other time)." Do it in a spare moment at the weekend or whenever - it really doesn't matter. I'm talking about last July or whenever it was you got back from India.

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wheneveradverb

uk   /wenˈev.ər/  us   /wenˈev.ɚ/
used instead of "when" to add emphasis to a phrase, usually expressing surprise: Whenever do you get the time to do these things? Whenever did Jane see a fortune teller?
(Definition of whenever from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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