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properly

EN[ˈpɹɑ.pɚ.li] [ˈpɹɒ.pə.li]
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    Definition of properly in English Dictionary

  • AdverbCOMmore properlySUPmost properlyPREprop-SUF-ly
    1. in a proper manner.
      1. Hospitals are failing to care properly for the growing number of people with dementia, according to an NHS-funded report, which has prompted demands for big improvements to help patients.
    2. OBS individually; in one's own manner.
      1. Now herkenyth how I bar me properly. — Chaucer.
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    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • A training device for tactually indicating to a player whether the player's hand has properly gripped the handle of a racket for forehanded play and for backhanded play
      • The platform grain shield and the windboard at rear of the binder deck will assist in making better bundles and prevent scattering of grain, if properly adjusted for long or short straw.
      • Maybe the tire could emit the scent whenever it is underinflated — after all, a car with properly inflated tires gets the best gasoline mileage.
    2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
      • Perhaps the wood had warped too much during the monsoon, I thought, and the lid of the old box-bed did not fit properly.
      • This old lady we picked up was spun out because she didn't manage her insulin properly.
      • He gave a little wave and then turned back to the computer, sweating. He was shitting planks now. He had to do this thing properly.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Adverbs
      • Morphemes
        • Suffixes
          • Words by suffix
            • Words suffixed with -ly

      Other Vocabulary

      Look-Alike Words
      1. en property
      2. en propers
      3. en pronely
      4. en propels
      5. en brokerly
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      Meaning of properly for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "properly" is an adverb. It's also a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe.
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