more·​over | \ mȯr-ˈō-vər How to pronounce moreover (audio) , ˈmȯr-ˌō- How to pronounce moreover (audio) \

Definition of moreover

: in addition to what has been said : besides Moreover, this brew appears to kill insects faster than either of its ingredients does alone.— Tina Adler

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The cameras will deter potential criminals. Moreover, they will help police a great deal when a crime actually is committed. swimming alone is against the rules and, moreover, it's dangerous

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And moreover, the experience alerted her to the particular indignities black women face. Mattie Kahn, Glamour, "Aurora Perrineau Wanted to Be Known as an Actor. Instead, Her Name Got Dragged Into Scandal," 21 May 2019 Kavanaugh, moreover, has plenty of conservative firepower in his own corner. Ed Kilgore, Daily Intelligencer, "Kavanaugh Remains SCOTUS Front-runner Despite Right-Wing Backlash," 5 July 2018 Each line, moreover, has to be FDA-qualified for the drugs made on it, a costly and lengthy vetting process. Erika Fry, Fortune, "Critical Condition: Inside Pfizer’s Drug Supply Problem," 22 May 2018 Mr Li’s ambitions, moreover, reach far beyond Hunan. The Economist, "The rise of the robochef," 12 July 2018 And, moreover, what motivated the inclusion of a provision that incentivizes players ratting each other out? 5. Jenny Vrentas,, "For Many NFL Players, Summer Doesn't Bring Much of a Break," 9 July 2018 His psychological illness, moreover, is capable of outlasting anyone else’s mental health. Andrew Sullivan, Daily Intelligencer, "Trump Is Making Us All Live in His Delusional Reality Show," 15 June 2018 In 2016, moreover, immigration may have been the issue most responsible for Trump’s winning the Republican nomination. Jeet Heer, The New Republic, "Laura Bush condemns Trump’s family separation policy, but will the GOP listen?," 18 June 2018 These companies have not, moreover, been incentivized by the federal government to expand their networks. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, "A Public Option for the Internet," 8 May 2018

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First Known Use of moreover

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of moreover

somewhat formal : in addition to what has been said


more·​over | \ mȯr-ˈō-vər How to pronounce moreover (audio) \

Kids Definition of moreover

: in addition to what has been said : besides

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incapable of being surmounted or overcome

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