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broadly

  
1    expansively, extensively, far and wide, greatly, hugely, vastly, widely  
2    commonly, generally, popularly, universally, widely  
3    for the most part, generally, in general, in the main, largely, mainly, mostly, on the whole, predominantly, widely  
  
Antonyms     
   exclusively, limitedly, narrowly  
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broadly

  
  
You can use broadly to indicate that something is generally true.      adv   ADV with cl   (=largely)  
The President broadly got what he wanted out of his meeting..., The idea that software is capable of any task is broadly true in theory.     
    broad  


broadly based     
in BRIT, also use broadly-based     
Something that is broadly based involves many different kinds of things or people.      adj   usu ADJ n  
... a broadly-based political movement for democracy.     

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broad     ( broader    comparative)   ( broadest    superlative  )
1       adj   Something that is broad is wide.,   (Antonym: narrow)    His shoulders were broad and his waist narrow..., The hills rise green and sheer above the broad river., ...a broad expanse of green lawn.     
2       adj   A broad smile is one in which your mouth is stretched very wide because you are very pleased or amused.  
usu ADJ n  
He greeted them with a wave and a broad smile.     
   broadly             adv  
Charles grinned broadly.     
3       adj   You use broad to describe something that includes a large number of different things or people.  
usu ADJ n   (=wide)     (Antonym: narrow)    A broad range of issues was discussed., ...a broad coalition of workers, peasants, students and middle class professionals.     
   broadly             adv   ADV with v  
This gives children a more broadly based education.     
4       adj   You use broad to describe a word or meaning which covers or refers to a wide range of different things.  
usu ADJ n   (=general)     (Antonym: narrow)    The term Wissenschaft has a much broader meaning than the English word `science'., ...restructuring in the broad sense of the word.     
   broadly             adv   ADV with v  
We define education very broadly and students can study any aspect of its consequences for society.     
5       adj   You use broad to describe a feeling or opinion that is shared by many people, or by people of many different kinds.  
ADJ n   (=widespread)     (Antonym: limited)    The agreement won broad support in the US Congress., ...a film with broad appeal.     
   broadly             adv   ADV with v  
The new law has been broadly welcomed by road safety organisations.     
6       adj   A broad description or idea is general rather than detailed.  
usu ADJ n   (=general)  
These documents provided a broad outline of the Society's development..., In broad terms, this means that the closer you live to a school, the more likely it is that your child will get a place there.     
   broadly             adv   ADV with v, ADV with cl/group  
There are, broadly speaking, three ways in which this is done..., Broadly, it makes connections between ideas about healing and how they link to plants.     
7       adj   A broad hint is a very obvious hint.  
ADJ n     (Antonym: subtle)    They've been giving broad hints about what to expect.     
   broadly             adv  
He hinted broadly that he would like to come.     
8       adj   A broad accent is strong and noticeable.  
...a Briton who spoke in a broad Yorkshire accent.     
9   
     broadly         
    in broad daylight  
    daylight  


broadly            
You can use broadly    to indicate that something is generally true.          adv   ADV with cl   (=largely)  
The President broadly got what he wanted out of his meeting..., The idea that software is capable of any task is broadly true in theory.     
    broad  
broadly based     
in BRIT, also use broadly-based     
Something that is broadly based involves many different kinds of things or people.      adj   usu ADJ n  
... a broadly-based political movement for democracy.     

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