not Definition

  • 1used to form a negative phrase or clause, typically expressing the idea that something is absent or prohibited
  • 2used as a short substitute for a negative clause, especially to contradict a previous statement

Using not: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "not" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I do not want to go there.

  • Example

    She is not coming to the party.

  • Example

    He did not say anything.

  • Example

    I am not sure about it.

not Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for not


Summary: not in Brief

The adverb 'not' [nɒt] is used to form negative phrases or clauses, indicating the absence or prohibition of something. It can also be used as a short substitute for a negative clause to contradict a previous statement.

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