socially

adverb

so·​cial·​ly ˈsō-sh(ə-)lē How to pronounce socially (audio)
1
: in a social manner
2
: with respect to society
3
: by or through society

Examples of socially in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And in February, months after a far-right political party swept an election in a country long known as socially liberal, the Dutch Parliament passed a resolution to conduct research comparing the current Dutch approach with that of other European countries. Azeen Ghorayshi, New York Times, 9 Apr. 2024 Additionally, the desire to remain mentally and socially active contributes to this trend, challenging outdated notions of retirement as a period of decline. Tim Fries, Fortune, 9 Apr. 2024 All of those things, culturally, economically, socially, are decisions that other people are making that give you choices to make. Robyn Mowatt, Essence, 9 Apr. 2024 The public generally knows Baron Cohen as a British entertainer who likes to push stories and situations to the edge, reveling in crass, gross-out humor that also can be politically and socially charged. Martha Ross, The Mercury News, 5 Apr. 2024 The Brain Region That Controls Movement Also Guides Feelings Tiny Tweaks to Neurons Can Rewire Animal Motion This finding adds to a growing body of evidence that neurons beyond the premotor cortex have mirror properties when two animals socially interact. Quanta Magazine, 2 Apr. 2024 One factor that has been commonly cited was Sobel’s move to the suburbs of New Jersey — physically a few miles across the Hudson River but socially leagues away from the highly competitive New York scene — with her family in 1947, just as her art was gaining critical attention. Helen Stoilas, CNN, 1 Apr. 2024 Furthermore, care work is highly gendered, and such feminized labor is discounted economically and devalued socially. Pooja Makhijani, Parents, 29 Mar. 2024 Is it tucked into a sad corner for the socially dispossessed? Mac Schwerin, The Atlantic, 29 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1621, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of socially was in 1621

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“Socially.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/socially. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

socially

adverb
so·​cial·​ly ˈsōsh-(ə-)lē How to pronounce socially (audio)
1
: in a social manner
birds living socially together
2
: with respect to society
socially disadvantaged

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