officially
adverb see official II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Officially — Of*fi cial*ly, adv. By the proper officer; by virtue of the proper authority; in pursuance of the special powers vested in an officer or office; as, accounts or reports officially verified or rendered; letters officially communicated; persons… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • officially — UK US /əˈfɪʃəli/ adverb ► formally and in a way that is agreed to and arranged by people in positions of authority: »The proposed merger was announced officially by the CEO today. ► as stated or accepted by people publicly, although it may not be …   Financial and business terms

  • officially — of|fi|cial|ly [əˈfıʃəli] adv 1.) publicly or formally ▪ The new church was officially opened on July 5th. ▪ Nothing has yet been officially announced . ▪ The scheme was officially launched in May. ▪ Has the company officially confirmed the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • officially — adverb 1 publicly and formally: They have officially announced their engagement. | The new clinic was officially opened this morning. | The two countries are still not officially at war. 2 (sentence adverb) according to what you say publicly,… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • officially — of|fi|cial|ly [ ə fıʃli ] adverb ** 1. ) publicly and formally: The school won t be officially opened until next month. 2. ) according to what governments or people in authority say, although it may not be true: Officially it s a members only… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • officially */*/ — UK [əˈfɪʃ(ə)lɪ] / US adverb 1) publicly and formally The school won t be officially opened until next month. 2) a) according to what governments or people in authority say, although it may not be true Officially it s a members only club, but they …   English dictionary

  • officially — adv. Officially is used with these adjectives: ↑closed, ↑open, ↑unemployed Officially is used with these verbs: ↑acknowledge, ↑adopt, ↑annex, ↑announce, ↑approve, ↑ban, ↑call, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • officially*/ — [əˈfɪʃəli] adv 1) publicly and formally The school won t be officially opened until next month.[/ex] 2) according to what governments or people in authority say, although it may not be true Officially, the government claims no knowledge of the… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • officially — adverb 1. in an official role (Freq. 2) officially, he is in charge officially responsible • Ant: ↑unofficially • Derived from adjective: ↑official 2. with official authorization …   Useful english dictionary

  • officially — official ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to an authority or public body and its activities and responsibilities. 2) having the approval or authorization of such a body. ► NOUN ▪ a person holding public office or having official duties. DERIVATIVES… …   English terms dictionary

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