highly

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Adverb[change]

Positive
highly

Comparative
more highly

Superlative
most highly

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Highly is on the Academic Vocabulary List.
  1. very
    The two ideas are highly connected.
  2. If someone is highly qualified, skilled, or educated, they have a lot of skill or knowledge.
    The school has many highly qualified teachers.
  3. If someone is highly placed, they have a lot of power.
  4. If you think highly of someone or something, you think they're very good.
    He became manager because everyone thought very highly of him.

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