Definition of privately in English:

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privately

Pronunciation: /ˈprʌɪvɪtli/

adverb

1In a private way, manner, or capacity: I must insist we speak privately their children were privately educated
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
in private, with no one else present, behind closed doors, between ourselves, confidentially, in confidence, discreetly, in secret, secretly;
French entre nous;
Latin in camera
out of the public eye, out of public view, in seclusion, in solitude, alone, without being disturbed, without being interrupted
1.1 [often sentence adverb] Used to refer to a situation in which someone’s thoughts and feelings are not revealed: privately, Robert considered that she was overreacting
Synonyms
secretly, inwardly, deep down, personally, unofficially

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