UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˌɒpərˈtjuːnɪti/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˌɑpɚˈtunɪti, -ˈtyu-/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(op′ər to̅o̅ni tē, -tyo̅o̅-)

Inflections of 'opportunity' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": opportunities
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. [limited, increased, reasonable, career] opportunities
  2. is a golden opportunity (to)
  3. the opportunity of a lifetime
  4. an opportunity to [win, have, get, see, visit, succeed, prosper]
  5. an opportunity to make [amends, money, a clean start]
  6. the [investment, contract] offered a [good, solid] opportunity
  7. looking for employment opportunities
  8. take advantage of the opportunity (to)
  9. make the most of the opportunity (to)
  10. [this is, you will have] your opportunity to [shine, show, say]
  11. never had the opportunity to [finish school, go to college]
  12. give your children the opportunities that you never had
  13. don't miss this [golden, fabulous, once-in-a-lifetime] opportunity (to)
  14. were [given, afforded, gifted] the opportunity (to)
  15. the opportunity [went begging, slipped away]
  16. this is [the, your] last opportunity
  17. opportunity [came knocking, knocked at her door]
  18. when opportunity knocks, (open the door)
  19. a [land, city, wealth] of opportunity
  20. the window of opportunity (has passed)
  21. [promote, believe in] equal opportunities for [all, women, disabled people]
  22. opportunities for [students, the unemployed, everybody]
  23. an opportunity for [success, advancement, employment]
n as adj
  1. the Equal Opportunities Act
  2. an equal-opportunities [employer, policy, officer]
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