AskDefine | Define solely

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solely adv : without any others being included or involved; "was entirely to blame"; "a school devoted entirely to the needs of problem children"; "he works for Mr. Smith exclusively"; "did it solely for money"; "the burden of proof rests on the prosecution alone"; "a privilege granted only to him" [syn: entirely, exclusively, alone, only]

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  • italbrac RP /ˈsəʊ
  • italbrac US /ˈsoʊ
  • Rhymes with: -əʊlli


  1. In a single, sole manner.
    The new chef was solely responsible for attending the grill.


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