HyperDic: privately

English > 2 senses of the word privately:
ADVERBallprivately, in private, in camerakept private or confined to those intimately concerned
allprivatelyby a private person or interest
privately > pronunciation
Soundspray'vahtliy
Rhymesably ... zealously: 1543 rhymes with liy...
English > privately: 2 senses > adverb 1
MeaningKept private or confined to those intimately concerned.
Examples
  • "it was discussed privately between the two men"
  • "privately, she thought differently"
  • "some member of his own party hoped privately for his defeat"
Synonymsin private, in camera
Oppositepublicly, publically, in publicIn a manner accessible to or observable by the public
Catalanen privat, privadament
Adjectivesprivateconfined to particular persons or groups or providing privacy
English > privately: 2 senses > adverb 2
MeaningBy a private person or interest.
Example"a privately financed campaign"
OppositepubliclyBy the public / public or the people generally

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