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UK [ɔːlˈbiːɪt] / US [ɔlˈbɪɪt] conjunction formal
used for introducing a comment that slightly changes or reduces the effect of what you said before it

The United States finally agreed, albeit unwillingly, to support the UN action.

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  • albeit — (15c) is not an archaism, despite its sound and its formation on a subjunctive verb (all be it that); the shorter form albe, attested from about the same date, is now obsolete. Use with a that clause was early suppressed (Chaucer) and is now… …   Modern English usage

  • Albeit — Al be it, conj. [OE. al be although it be, where al is our all. Cf. {Although}.] Even though; although; notwithstanding. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Albeit so masked, Madam, I love the truth. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • albeit — index regardless Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • albeit — (conj.) late 14c., a contraction of al be it al(though) it be (that) …   Etymology dictionary

  • albeit — although, *though …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • albeit — ► CONJUNCTION ▪ though. ORIGIN from all be it …   English terms dictionary

  • albeit — [ôl bē′it] conj. [ME al be it, al(though) it be] although; even though …   English World dictionary

  • albeit — 01. He is an excellent artist, [albeit] somewhat of a controversial one. 02. After 10 years working for his father, [albeit] somewhat reluctantly, he finally realized his dream of starting his own business. 03. The Fox & Frog is an authentic… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • albeit — al|be|it [o:lˈbi:ıt US o:l ] conj formal [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: all be it although it may be ] used to add information that reduces the force or importance of what you have just said = ↑although ▪ He accepted the job, albeit with some… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • albeit — [[t]ɔːlbi͟ːɪt[/t]] ADV: ADV with cl/group You use albeit to introduce a fact or comment which reduces the force or significance of what you have just said. [FORMAL] Charles s letter was indeed published, albeit in a somewhat abbreviated form. Syn …   English dictionary

  • albeit — /awl bee it/, conj. although; even if: a peaceful, albeit brief retirement. [1350 1400; ME al be it al(though) it be] * * * …   Universalium

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