Definition of privately in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈprīvitlē/


1In a private way, manner, or capacity: I must insist we speak privately his research is privately financed
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  • People may speak privately to a nurse or get cancer information which is free of charge.
  • But they have already accepted that schools and hospitals are being privately financed.
  • Logan positioned himself behind Rob so he could speak to him privately.
in secret, secretly, in private, behind closed doors, in camera;
in confidence, confidentially, between ourselves, entre nous, off the record
formal sub rosa
out of the public eye, out of public view, in seclusion, in solitude, alone
1.1 [often sentence adverb] Used to refer to a situation in which someone’s thoughts and feelings are not disclosed to others: privately, Republican strategists worried about the latest polls
secretly, inwardly, deep down, personally, unofficially

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Syllabification: pri·vate·ly

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