adverb see active

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Actively — Ac tive*ly, adv. 1. In an active manner; nimbly; briskly; energetically; also, by one s own action; voluntarily, not passively. [1913 Webster] 2. (Gram.) In an active signification; as, a word used actively. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • actively — (adv.) c.1400, secularly, from ACTIVE (Cf. active) + LY (Cf. ly) (2). Meaning vigorously is early 15c …   Etymology dictionary

  • actively — UK [ˈæktɪvlɪ] / US adverb 1) with the aim of making something happen, rather than just hoping that it will Are you actively looking for work at the moment? 2) in a practical or enthusiastic way He s been actively involved in politics for 30 years …   English dictionary

  • actively — adv. Actively is used with these adjectives: ↑committed, ↑engaged, ↑hostile, ↑interested, ↑involved, ↑opposed Actively is used with these verbs: ↑assist, ↑avoid, ↑campaign, ↑collaborate, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • actively — active ► ADJECTIVE 1) moving or tending to move about vigorously or frequently. 2) (of a person s mind) alert and lively. 3) participating in a particular sphere or activity. 4) working; operative. 5) (of an electric circuit) capable of automatic …   English terms dictionary

  • actively — adverb in an active manner (Freq. 3) he participated actively in the war • Ant: ↑passively • Derived from adjective: ↑active …   Useful english dictionary

  • actively — See active. * * * …   Universalium

  • actively — adverb In an active manner …   Wiktionary

  • actively — adv. in an active manner, energetically, vigorously, busily …   English contemporary dictionary

  • actively — ac·tive·ly …   English syllables

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