actively

UK [ˈæktɪvlɪ] / US adverb
1) with the aim of making something happen, rather than just hoping that it will

Are you actively looking for work at the moment?

2) in a practical or enthusiastic way

He's been actively involved in politics for 30 years.

3) used for emphasis generally

She did not like her son's friends, but was not actively hostile to them.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Actively — Ac tive*ly, adv. 1. In an active manner; nimbly; briskly; energetically; also, by one s own action; voluntarily, not passively. [1913 Webster] 2. (Gram.) In an active signification; as, a word used actively. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • actively — (adv.) c.1400, secularly, from ACTIVE (Cf. active) + LY (Cf. ly) (2). Meaning vigorously is early 15c …   Etymology dictionary

  • actively — adv. Actively is used with these adjectives: ↑committed, ↑engaged, ↑hostile, ↑interested, ↑involved, ↑opposed Actively is used with these verbs: ↑assist, ↑avoid, ↑campaign, ↑collaborate, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • actively — active ► ADJECTIVE 1) moving or tending to move about vigorously or frequently. 2) (of a person s mind) alert and lively. 3) participating in a particular sphere or activity. 4) working; operative. 5) (of an electric circuit) capable of automatic …   English terms dictionary

  • actively — adverb in an active manner (Freq. 3) he participated actively in the war • Ant: ↑passively • Derived from adjective: ↑active …   Useful english dictionary

  • actively — adverb see active …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • actively — See active. * * * …   Universalium

  • actively — adverb In an active manner …   Wiktionary

  • actively — adv. in an active manner, energetically, vigorously, busily …   English contemporary dictionary

  • actively — ac·tive·ly …   English syllables

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