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Closely

Pronunciation of Closely
/klˈə͡ʊslɪ/, /klˈə‍ʊslɪ/, /k_l_ˈəʊ_s_l_ɪ/

Synonyms for closely:

amiably (adverb)

companionably, amicably, intimately, amiably, warmheartedly, congenially, chummily, like-mindedly, affectionately, sociably.

approximately, carefully (adverb)

nearly, intimately, similarly, minutely.

nearly (adverb)

nearly, Adjacently, locally, immediately, approximately.

similarly (adverb)

uniformly, Indistinguishably, similarly, interchangeably, analogously.

Sense 1

minutely, narrowly, jealously, gingerly, cautiously.

Sense 2

studiously, thoroughly, lovingly, distinctly, deliberately.

Sense 3

gently, critically, nearby, economically.

Sense 4

delicately.

exactly

justly.

Other synonyms and related words:

fast, about, distinctly, jealously, nigh, minutely, most, close, virtually, well-nigh, critically, gently, narrowly, deliberately, studiously, almost, lovingly, cautiously, nearby, gingerly, well, near, thoroughly, tight.

amiably (adverb)

companionably, amicably, intimately, amiably, warmheartedly, congenially, chummily, like-mindedly, affectionately, sociably.

nearly (adverb)

well-nigh, immediately, nearly, approximately, locally, Adjacently.

similarly (adverb)

uniformly, Indistinguishably, similarly, interchangeably, analogously.

Sense 2 (noun)

nearby.

Sense 3 (noun)

deliberately, cautiously, jealously, minutely, gently, studiously, thoroughly, critically.

closely (noun)

nearly, close, tight, intimately.

Usage examples for closely:

  • To the bore of the tailstock there is closely fitted an arbor C, accurately turned in the lathe, and having at the end D and at E two short sections of enlarged diameter. - "Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II", Joshua Rose.
  • But when the priest met Grettir he asked him closely as to what had happened: and Grettir told him all the story of his journey. - "Beowulf An Introduction to the Study of the Poem with a Discussion of the Stories of Offa and Finn", R. W. Chambers.
  • Of course, the Italian was giving him some sign; but, though we watched him closely, we couldn't make out what it was. - "Beautiful Joe", Marshall Saunders.

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