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properly meaning

EN[ˈpɹɑ.pɚ.li]
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  • 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
      • Titled “The Brain Preservation Technology Prize: A challenge to cryonicists, a challenge to scientists,” it argued that if a brain was properly preserved, time would not be an issue.
      • After we properly normalize the measurements with respect to age, gender, geography and economic considerations, there remains little evidence of a difference between the two groups.
      • Make sure the workpiece is properly secured in the chuck before turning on the lathe.
    2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
      • This old lady we picked up was spun out because she didn't manage her insulin properly.
      • Perhaps the wood had warped too much during the monsoon, I thought, and the lid of the old box-bed did not fit properly.
      • I had to back out the changes made to the computer when it became apparent that they had stopped it working properly.

Meaning of properly for the defined word.

Grammatically, this word "properly" is an adverb. It's also a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Adverbs
      • Morphemes
        • Suffixes
          • Words by suffix
            • Words suffixed with -ly
      Difficultness: Level 1
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      Easy     ➨     Difficult
      Definiteness: Level 4
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      Definite    ➨     Versatile

      Other Vocabulary

      Look-Alike Words
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      2. en propers
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      5. en brokerly
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