absolutely, as a matter of fact, de facto, essentially, indeed, in fact, in point of fact, in reality, in truth, literally, really, truly, veritably
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1 adv You use actually to indicate that a situation exists or happened, or to emphasize that it is true.
ADV before v, ADV group (emphasis)
One afternoon, I grew bored and actually fell asleep for a few minutes..., Interest is only payable on the amount actually borrowed.
2 adv You use actually when you are correcting or contradicting someone.
ADV with cl (emphasis)
No, I'm not a student. I'm a doctor, actually..., `So it's not a family show then?'—`Well, actually, I think that's exactly what it is.'
3 adv You can use actually when you are politely expressing an opinion that other people might not have expected from you.
ADV with cl (politeness)
`Do you think it's a good idea to socialize with one's patients?'—`Actually, I do, I think it's a great idea.'
4 adv You use actually to introduce a new topic into a conversation.
ADV with cl
Well actually, John, I rang you for some advice...
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