Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Essentially"

The meaning of "Essentially" in various phrases and sentences

Q: O que significa essentially ?
A: In the usage - essentially:
is putting emphasis on or rephrasing a key point.

Essentially: this is important
Or
Essentially: this is another way to say something

In most sentences you can remove the word “essentially” and the meaning will be the same.

Essentially is a vague word. It sounds fancy.

“His work was essentially finished”
“His work was finished”
These mean the same thing

Q: O que significa essentially?
A: I believe it's a way of saying "at it's essence" which means "at it's core", which simply put refers to "basically" or "the main point being addressed".

"It is of the essence" (it is important)

"That door is essentially made out of wood" (at it's core, the door's material is wood)

"We should essentially be focusing all of our military tactics on taking down that gate." (basically, in other words, the main point being addressed)
Q: O que significa essentially?
A: It means something like 'basically'. In other words, the deepest, most important quality of a person, thing or topic that tells you what it is about - even if it does not always appear like that. For example "he is essentially a good person" means that he is a good person even if he may sometimes do bad things.
Q: O que significa essentially ?
A: Basically

Example sentences using "Essentially"

Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com essentially.
A: Simple one ... probably

Your opinion towards your girlfriend hobby is essentially meaningless, since your girlfriend is ignorant.
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com essentially.
A: "Essentially, he is an amateur."

"Most raw materials are essentially unlimited."

Essentially is an adverb used to describe the basic nature of things or people.
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com essentially.
A: Essentially everyone drives a car.

The show is essentially over.

They have essentially started dating.

Synonyms of "Essentially" and their differences

Q: Qual é a diferença entre essentially e apparently ?
A: Essentially = fundamentally / in essence

I know Mark was acting kind of like a jerk last night, but if you get to know him he is essentially a good person.

I am essentially done. I have only one thing to do then I can leave.

Essentially all of man's suffering boils down to one fundamental error in thinking.

Apparently = visibly / seemingly (may or may not be true)

Since you never call, you apparently don't want to be my friend.

From what I heard, John apparently broke up with Amy.

Apparently the game is canceled, unless you know otherwise.
Q: Qual é a diferença entre essentially e in essence ?
A: "nuance of difference"
-> "nuance"

They mean the same thing, and for the most part are interchangeable.

-longer answer below-

The only difference I can think of is that "essentially" functions as an adverb, so you can put them directly in front of the thing you're modifying.
•He essentially ruined the holidays.
•The cat essentially leapt from four story tall building. (this implies that the thing it jumped off of was NOT a 4 story building)

both can be placed in the middle(as an interruptor):
•The paper plane, in essence, was a metaphor for his childhood.
•Chopsticks, in essence, are a terrible way to eat porridge.
•How he viewed things, in essence, was through the perspective of a child.
•How he viewed things, essentially, was through the perspective of a child.

They can both be used in the beginning of the sentence:
•In essence, he caused her death.
•Essentially, he caused her death.

Or in the end, but slightly differently
•That shirt was blue in essence.
•That shirt was blue, essentially.


Q: Qual é a diferença entre essentially e basically ?
A: Both are used frequently by native speakers to shorten a long list, story, task, or request. When used like this: "Basically, he had a really bad attitude so I told him to leave." either one can be used and they mean the same thing.

If you wanted to be more specific, essentially usually means that certain points are more important.
"I need you to clean the house today."
"Sure, what needs to be cleaned?
"Essentially, just vacuum the carpet and wash the dishes, but if you have time anything else would be great!"

Basically is used to simplify something. It can imply that the speaker or the listener is in a hurry, most of the detail is unimportant, or that something may be complicated or hard to explain.
"That sounds really complicated, could you say that again?"
"Basically, I'm working late tonight, and I need you to pick up a few things at the store. I'll leave you a list and some money on the counter."

Most native speakers just use these words interchangeably, and are just making something shorter.
Q: Qual é a diferença entre essentially e basically ?
A: There really isn’t much of a difference
Basically is used more that essentially

Translations of "Essentially"

Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? essentially
A: Check the question to view the answer

Other questions about "Essentially"

Q: Por favor, mostra-me como pronunciar " essentially ".
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: Por favor, mostra-me como pronunciar essentially.
A: Hope this is helpful

Meanings and usages of similar words and phrases

essentially

HiNative is a platform for users to exchange their knowledge about different languages and cultures.

Newest Questions
Newest Questions (HOT)
Trending questions