properly Definition

  • 1in a way that is correct or appropriate
  • 2thoroughly or completely

Using properly: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "properly" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    Please ensure that you are properly dressed for the occasion.

  • Example

    The machine must be properly maintained to ensure safety.

  • Example

    I didn't sleep properly last night.

  • Example

    She knows how to properly handle the situation.

properly Synonyms and Antonyms

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Summary: properly in Brief

The adverb 'properly' [ˈprɒpəli] means correctly or appropriately, as in 'Please ensure that you are properly dressed for the occasion.' It can also mean thoroughly or completely, as in 'I didn't sleep properly last night.'

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