[ am-plee ]
/ ˈæm pli /
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in an ample manner; sufficiently or abundantly: He apologized amply for his error. They were amply supplied with food.
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Origin of amply

First recorded in 1550–60; amp(le) + -ly
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What does amply mean?

Amply means fully, sufficiently, or abundantly.

It is the adverb form of ample, which means enough—sufficient or adequate. Ample can also mean more than enough—plentiful or abundant.

Ample is often used in the context of things like time, room, space, supplies, or resources (such as food and money) to indicate that there is enough or more than enough of what is needed, as in There is ample space. 

Amply is typically used to describe an action as being sufficient, as in I thought I amply explained everything, or generous, as in He gave amply to charity. 

Example: The building is amply protected—it has security gates and guards posted at several locations.

Where does amply come from?

The first records of the word amply come from the 1500s. It comes from the Latin amplus, meaning “large,” “wide,” or “spacious.” The words amplitude and amplify are based on the same root.

Amply is typically used to indicate that someone has done enough or more than enough to meet the needs of the situation. More commonly used synonyms include sufficiently, adequately, and generously.

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How is amply used in real life?

Amply is often used in the context of giving, providing, or supplying things to others, but it can be used in all kinds of contexts.



Try using amply!

Which of the following words is NOT a synonym of amply

A. scantily
B. plentifully
C. bountifully
D. abundantly

How to use amply in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for amply

/ (ˈæmplɪ) /

more than sufficiently; fully; generouslyhe was amply rewarded
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