- with certainty; without doubt: he certainly rides very well
- by all means; definitely: used in answer to questions
UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈs3ːrtənli/USA pronuncation: IPA/ˈsɝtənli/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(sûr′tn lē)
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cer•tain•ly /ˈsɜrtənli/USA pronunciation adv.WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
cer•tain•ly (sûr′tn lē),USA pronunciation adv.
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certainly /ˈsɜːtənlɪ/ adv
'certainly' also found in these entries:
Jude - Wallenberg - absolutely - all right - amen - certainty - certes - compare - conscience - course - damned - definitely - double negative - doubt - doubtless - easily - engineer - fear - fun - gilt-edged - half - hay - help - hopefully - how - idea - indeed - indubitably - intensive - iwis - less - lesson - life - long - manner - mean - means - miscast - nelly - never - not - nothing - order - ordinary - overdress - pale - pig - put - rejuvenate - sans doute
Collocations: yes, certainly!, certainly, take [one, my keys, your time], certainly not!, more...
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