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What Does It Mean to Think Otherwise?

FAQs Jackson Bowman July 18, 2022

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishRelated topics: Newspapers, printing, publishingdic‧tion‧a‧ry /ˈdɪkʃənəri $ -neri/ ●●● S3 noun (plural dictionaries) [countable] 1 a book that gives a list of words in alphabetical order and explains their meanings in the same language, or another language a German – …

say/think/decide etc otherwiseto say, think, or decide something different The government claims that the economy is improving, but this survey suggests otherwise. A lot of people think otherwise.

What does thinking otherwise mean?

n (Psychol) thinking in an unusual and unstereotyped way, e.g. to generate several possible solutions to a problem. Compare → convergent thinking.

What does says otherwise mean?

: something or anything else : something to the contrary was ordered to testify and could not do otherwise.

What is the meaning of unless you think otherwise?

Unless means “if not”. Otherwise means “in another way, differently”. So unless otherwise posted will mean “if nothing else is posted“, “if nothing else is indicated”, “if there are no other signs”.

How could it be otherwise meaning?

formal used to say that it is impossible for something to be different from the way it is Life in the military is hard – how can it be otherwise? → otherwise.

Is saying otherwise rude?

Otherwise is defined as in other circumstances, other ways or other respects, or can mean “or else.” If a person is normally nice but is rude only on one particular occasion, this is an example of when you might say he is otherwise very nice except for that occasion.

How do you use otherwise?

AdverbEdit

(sentence adverb) You use otherwise to connect two clauses where the second clause shows what would have happened if the first clause hadn’t happened. I missed the bus. Otherwise, I would have been here earlier. If you think or say otherwise, you don’t agree.

Who said otherwise meaning?

The person speaking is saying they do not feel that they are in a position to argue or disagree with what was done or said.

What is another phrase for I think?

The person speaking is saying they do not feel that they are in a position to argue or disagree with what was done or said.

What does please let me know otherwise mean?

Grammatically, it means: I’ll let you know that something has changed, not if anything changes.

What is the difference between otherwise and unless?

“Otherwise” is used to state the alternative whereas “Unless” is used to state a condition.

How do you use unless otherwise?

The phrase “unless otherwise” is usually used in giving instructions to make them more clear. You may smoke unless otherwise instructed. Unless otherwise instructed, please remain seated. Unless you are told otherwise, you may take photographs.

What does not otherwise mean?

used for saying that a situation cannot be different from what it is. The monarchy remains British, it cannot be otherwise. Synonyms and related words. Unlikely or impossible to change.

What kind of word is otherwise?

otherwise adverb (NOT INCLUDING)

Can you start sentence with otherwise?

‘Otherwise’ is sometimes used to imply truth or the reasons why something is not true. It can be a conjunctive adverb or start a second sentence, similarly to how it is used when describing consequences.

References:

  1. https://dictionary.reverso.net/english-definition/thinking+otherwise
  2. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/otherwise
  3. https://ell.stackexchange.com/questions/27808/question-about-meaning-of-the-phrase-unless-otherwise
  4. https://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/it-cannot-be-otherwise-how-can-it-be-otherwise
  5. https://www.yourdictionary.com/otherwise
  6. https://simple.wiktionary.org/wiki/otherwise
  7. https://forum.wordreference.com/threads/who-am-i-to-say-otherwise.2369286/
  8. https://www.wordhippo.com/what-is/another-word-for/i+think.html
  9. https://forum.wordreference.com/threads/let-me-know-if-otherwise.3376249/
  10. https://www.italki.com/post/question-236076
  11. https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/threads/unless-otherwise.53833/
  12. https://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/it-cannot-could-not-be-otherwise
  13. https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/english/otherwise
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