opportune

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adjective op·por·tune \ˌä-pər-ˈtün, -ˈtyün\

Definition of opportune

  1. 1 :  suitable or convenient for a particular occurrence an opportune moment the legal authorities helped by the opportune use of their powers of arrest — T. E. Vedney

  2. 2 :  occurring at an appropriate time an opportune offer of assistance The book's publication is opportune.

opportunely

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opportuneness

play \ˌä-pər-ˈt(y)ün-nəs\ noun

Examples of opportune in a Sentence

  1. There isn't a more opportune time to invest in the stock market.

  2. an opportune rain shower gave them an excuse to leave the outdoor concert early

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Origin and Etymology of opportune

Middle English, from Middle French opportun, from Latin opportunus, from ob- toward + portus port, harbor — more at ob-, ford


OPPORTUNE Defined for English Language Learners

opportune

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adjective

Definition of opportune for English Language Learners

  • : suitable or right for a particular situation

  • : done or happening at the right time



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