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properly

[ prop-er-lee ]
/ ˈprɒp ər li /
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adverb
in a way that is appropriate to the purpose or circumstances; suitably:Students should ensure that a current valid parking permit is properly displayed on their vehicle.
correctly:His recent statement gave the wrong impression and does not properly reflect where he stands on the issue.
in a way that conforms to established standards of behavior or manners:They usually dress very properly, but sometimes a bit daringly, hoping to start the latest new trend.
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Origin of properly

OTHER WORDS FROM properly

un·prop·er·ly, adverb
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