adverb \-lē\

—used to describe something that appears to be true based on what is known

Full Definition of APPARENTLY

:  it seems apparent <the window had apparently been forced open> <apparently, we're supposed to wait here>

Examples of APPARENTLY

  1. <apparently, her husband didn't know the cake was for the raffle, since he helped himself to a piece>

First Known Use of APPARENTLY



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