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

Origin and Etymology of opportune

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


First Known Use: 15th century


OPPORTUNE Defined for English Language Learners

opportune

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

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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