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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (securely)
a. firmemente
Hold onto the handrail firmly so you don't fall.Sujeta firmemente el pasamanos para no caerte.
b. con firmeza
Press firmly on the paper to transfer the print.Presiona con firmeza sobre el papel para transferir la impresión.
2. (resolutely)
a. firmemente
We firmly believe that everyone should have access to a quality education.Creemos firmemente que todos deben tener acceso a una educación de calidad.
b. con firmeza
The head of the labor union spoke out firmly against their poor working conditions.El jefe del sindicato habló con firmeza en contra de las deficientes condiciones de trabajo.
3. (with decision)
a. con firmeza
My mother firmly told me that I wasn't allowed to go out tonight.Mi madre me dijo con firmeza que no me permitiría salir esta noche.
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (securely, resolutely)
a. con firmeza, firmemente
I firmly believe that…creo firmemente que…
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firmly [ˈfɜːmlɪ]
1 (unwaveringly) [+fixed, entrenched] firmemente
she had her eye firmly fixed on the dog tenía la mirada fija en el perro
he has his sights firmly fixed on winning he has a date firmly fixed in his mind it keeps the table firmly fixed to the floor the company is now firmly established in this country the idea was firmly rooted in her mind the Iraqi military remains firmly entrenched in Kuwait these beliefs are still firmly entrenched after centuries
2 (staunchly) [+believe] firmemente; con firmeza
Piper firmly believes in learning from experience Defendant Koon firmly believes that the indictments were political he has firmly rejected calls for him to resign we are firmly convinced that they will eventually agree
the crowd was firmly behind him tenía todo el apoyo del público; el público le apoyaba firmemente; they remain firmly opposed/committed to the plan se mantienen firmes en su oposición/entrega al proyecto
3 (decisively, severely) [+speak, say] con firmeza
"you will do it now," he said firmly The King looked assured, he seemed to speak firmly, though everyone strained to hear him Prime Minister speaks firmly to dissenting members of his cabinet he would speak very firmly indeed, as to a defaulter, otherwise there would be no peace in the house at all
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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