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officially

Pronunciation: /əˈfɪʃəli/

Translation of officially in Spanish:

adverb/adverbio

  • 1.1 [approve/announce/appoint] oficialmente
    Example sentences
    • The election campaign begins officially tomorrow, barring some catastrophe overnight.
    • The formal business of officially opening the premises is then expected to take place.
    • He is due to be officially elected at the formal mayor making ceremony on May 10.
    1.2 (sentence adv) oficialmente

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