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adverb safely pronunciation in British English /ˈseɪfli/
  1. 1
    in a way that is not likely to cause damage, injury, or harm

    Remember to drive safely.

  2. 2
    in a way that gives protection from being hurt, damaged, or stolen

    Keep plastic bags safely out of the reach of children.

    The portrait was safely stored in a strongroom.

  3. 3
    without being damaged, hurt, or lost

    All the children have been returned safely to their parents.

  4. 4
    in a way that does not involve a lot of risk

    My savings are invested safely.

    safely assume/say (=without much risk of being wrong):

    We can safely assume that she was not there that night.


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