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highly

adverb
 
 
/ˈhaɪli/
very, to a large degree, or at a high level: The firm was highly profitable and had a strong balance sheet. It is an able, young and highly motivated workforce.highly educated/qualified/skilled Technical experts, highly trained chemists, engineers, technicians and operators help ensure that all the company's facilities meet high standards of safety.
in a position that is important or that has a lot of influence: One highly-placed source said that a wide range of bids had gone in.
Translations of “highly”
in Korean 매우…
in Arabic جِدًا…
in Portuguese altamente, muito…
in Catalan molt, altament…
in Japanese とても, 非常に…
in Italian molto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 超過平均水準, 非常,極其…
in Russian весьма, чрезвычайно, высоко…
in Turkish bir hayli, pek, çok…
in Chinese (Simplified) 超过平均水平, 非常,极其…
in Polish bardzo, wielce, wysoko…
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