Definition of as well in English:

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as well

1In addition; too: the museum provides hours of fun and a few surprises as well
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  • Some of my boys and some of the girls as well threw me a little surprise party on Saturday.
  • Not only did this come as a surprise to her, but the rest of the school as well.
  • Me and Eric walked into the living and I was surprised to see that my mum was here as well.
2 (as well or just as well) With equal reason or an equally good result: I may as well have a look
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  • At home I lie gasping and read the Arabian Nights, but I may as well read the day's news.
  • Lastly, if the site or journal is too obscure, I may as well go post on some random message board.
  • If the top golfers are saying they may as well all pack up their bags for the next ten years it's a tragedy and very sad.
2.1Sensible, appropriate, or desirable: it would be as well to let him go
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  • There'll be something else to panic about later, I might as well have a little tiny rest.
  • If you're going to have tempura, you might as well have it in a proper Japanese restaurant.
  • We may as well take advantage of reduced traffic to tend to other aspects of our lives.
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