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at any rate Explained

at any rate at German => English Of Explained:

auf jeden Fall

at any rate at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

99 Moby Thesaurus words for "at any rate":
absolutely, after a fashion, after all, again, albeit,
all the same, although, and no mistake, anyhow, anyway, anywise,
appreciably, assuredly, at all, at all events, at best, at least,
at most, at the least, at the most, at the outside, at worst, but,
by all means, by any means, certainly, clearly, comparatively,
decidedly, decisively, definitely, detectably, distinctly, even,
even so, fairly, for a certainty, for a fact, for all that,
for certain, for sure, forsooth, howbeit, however, in a manner,
in a way, in any case, in any event, in any way, in part,
in some measure, in truth, incompletely, indeed, indeedy,
irregardless, just the same, leastwise, merely, mildly, moderately,
modestly, most assuredly, most certainly, nevertheless, nohow,
nonetheless, not comprehensively, not exhaustively,
nothing else but, notwithstanding, of course, only, part,
partially, partly, positively, pro tanto, purely, rather,
regardless, relatively, simply, so far, somewhat, still, surely,
though, thus far, to a certainty, to a degree, to some degree,
tolerably, truly, unequivocally, unmistakably, visibly, when,

At any rate at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Any \A"ny\, a. & pron. [OE. [ae]ni[yogh], [ae]ni, eni, ani, oni,
AS. [=ae]nig, fr. [=a]n one. It is akin to OS. [=e]nig, OHG.
einic, G. einig, D. eenig. See {One}.]
1. One indifferently, out of an indefinite number; one
indefinitely, whosoever or whatsoever it may be.

Note: Any is often used in denying or asserting without
limitation; as, this thing ought not be done at any
time; I ask any one to answer my question.

No man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither
knoweth any man the Father, save the Son. --Matt.
xi. 27.

2. Some, of whatever kind, quantity, or number; as, are there
any witnesses present? are there any other houses like it?
``Who will show us any good?'' --Ps. iv. 6.

Note: It is often used, either in the singular or the plural,
as a pronoun, the person or thing being understood;
anybody; anyone; (pl.) any persons.

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, .
. . and it shall be given him. --Jas. i. 5.

That if he found any of this way, whether they
were men or women, he might bring them bound unto
Jerusalem. --Acts ix. 2.

{At any rate}, {In any case}, whatever may be the state of
affairs; anyhow.

at any rate at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

at any rate
adv 1: used to indicate that a statement explains or supports a
previous statement; "Anyhow, he is dead now"; "I think
they're asleep; anyhow, they're quiet"; "I don't know
what happened to it; anyway, it's gone"; "anyway,
there is another factor to consider"; "I don't know
how it started; in any case, there was a brief
scuffle"; "in any event, the government faced a
serious protest"; "but at any rate he got a knighthood
for it" [syn: {anyhow}, {anyway}, {in any case}, {in
any event}]
2: if nothing else (`leastwise' is informal and `leastways' is
colloquial); "at least he survived"; "they felt--at any
rate Jim felt--relieved though still wary"; "the influence
of economists--or at any rate of economics--is
far-reaching" [syn: {at least}, {leastways}, {leastwise}]

at any rate at English (WD) Of Explained:


Prepositional phrase

Inter: en-PP » at any rate
  • Inter: context » conjunctive In any case, anyway, anyhow, regardless; used to discard a previous thought.
    1. : Jim broke the window — or maybe it was John? At any rate, the window’s broken now.
    2. Inter: quote-book »

    |chapter=Where Am I?
    |title=Brainstorms: Philosophical Essays on Mind and Psychology
    |author=Daniel C. Dennett
    |publisher=Bradford Books
    |passage=What moved from A to B at such speed was surely myself, or at any rate my soul or mind — the massless center of my being and home of my consciousness.
    1. Inter: quote-book »

    |chapter=The Turing Test
    |title=Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
    |author = Graham Oppy, David Dowe
    |passage=Why couldn't it be the case that there are intelligent things that are unable to carry on a conversation, or, at any rate, unable to carry on a conversation with creatures like us?


    Inter: trans-top » in any case
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|無論如何|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|无论如何|tr=wúlùnrúhé|sc=Hani
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|in ieder geval
    • Finnish: joka tapauksessa, oli miten oli, miten vain
    • French: Inter: t- » fr|en tout état de cause

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Greek: εν πάση περιπτώσει, Inter: t+ » el|πάντως
  • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|bądź co bądź
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|co-dhiù
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|en todo caso

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

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    Translation: et » at any rate
    Translation: ko » at any rate
    Translation: kn » at any rate
    Translation: ja » at any rate
    Translation: pl » at any rate
    Translation: sv » at any rate
    Translation: ta » at any rate