whatever Definition

  • 1used to refer to anything or everything of a particular type
  • 2used to indicate that the speaker is not interested in or concerned about something

Using whatever: Examples

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

  • Example

    Whatever you do, don't forget to bring your passport.

  • Example

    I'll eat whatever you're having.

  • Example

    Whatever happened to that old car?

  • Example

    I don't care about politics or whatever.

whatever Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for whatever

Phrases with whatever

  • used to say that someone should do whatever they feel like doing or whatever makes them happy


    I'm going to spend the weekend gardening. You can come if you want, but you should do whatever floats your boat.

  • whatever it takes

    used to say that someone will do anything necessary to achieve a goal


    We need to win this game, so we'll do whatever it takes.

  • used to say that a particular method or approach is effective, even if it is unconventional or unorthodox


    I know it's not the usual way of doing things, but hey, whatever works.


Summary: whatever in Brief

The word 'whatever' [wษ’tหˆevษ™] is a pronoun, determiner, and adverb used to refer to anything or everything of a particular type, or to indicate disinterest or lack of concern. It can be used in phrases like 'whatever floats your boat,' meaning do what makes you happy, or 'whatever it takes,' meaning do anything necessary to achieve a goal.

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