Definición de whatever en inglés:


Silabificación: what·ev·er
Pronunciación: /(h)wətˈevər, ˌ(h)wät-

pronoun & determinante

  • 1Used to emphasize a lack of restriction in referring to any thing or amount, no matter what: [as pronoun]: do whatever you like [as determiner]: take whatever action is needed
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    • Each student donated whatever amount he or she could afford.
    • They're doing their job because their job is to find the truth in the matter, whatever the evidence is that it turns up.
    • But whatever we may lack in hygiene, we make up for in ecological smarts.
  • 1.1Regardless of what: [as pronoun]: you have our support, whatever you decide [as determiner]: whatever decision he made I would support it
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    • The next question is whether Britain is going to support whatever President Bush does regardless.
    • The aim of the service is to facilitate a woman to explore all options available and to support her in whatever decision she reaches.
    • We need to support whatever decisions our nation makes, as long as they do not directly violate the Word of God.


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  • Used for emphasis instead of “what” in questions, typically expressing surprise or confusion: whatever is the matter?


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  • 1 [with negative] At all; of any kind (used for emphasis): they received no help whatever
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    • According to Ellis, he received no compensation whatever from the French government or otherwise.
    • It is the ability to receive and release whatever is or is not needed with each inhaled and exhaled breath.
    • The adolescent recipient of this kind of torture is forced into the position of trying to prove that she didn't do whatever it is her peers claim she did.
  • 2 informal No matter what happens: we told him we’d back him whatever
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    • In doesn't matter, because whatever led to Howman being the only bloke to attend that day, the nation has had to tolerate him ever since.
    • When you take care of your partners needs no matter whatever the conditions.
    • It didn't matter though, whatever he saw in my eyes was enough to make him look rather shaken.


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  • informal Said as a response indicating a reluctance to discuss something, implying indifference, skepticism, or exasperation: Joseph’s commentary amounted to “Yeah, well. Whatever.”
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    • Get your girls together and go for it - a summer biz, fun fundraiser, whatever!
    • The present could be jewelry, a home video, an important article of clothing, a rock, whatever!
    • Ground me, give me no phone privileges for a month, take away the computer, whatever!


or whatever

informal Or anything similar: use chopped herbs, nuts, garlic, or whatever
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  • Directors can no longer plead ignorance, or whatever other excuse they choose.
  • If people do get it wrong, people should not be sacked or demoted or whatever, as long as it is done with good intent.
  • How do you get that, and get the professional skills or whatever it is that you need to widen participation?

whatever next

see next.


In the sentence I will do whatever you ask of me (in which whatever = anything ), whatever is correctly spelled as one word. But in the interrogative sense ( what ever was Mary thinking? ), the emphasis is on ever , and it should be spelled as the two words what ever because ever is serving as an intensifier to the pronoun what . See also however (usage) and wherever.

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