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At an unspecified future time: eventually rose to the position of vice president.


1. at the very end; finally
2. (as sentence modifier) after a long time or long delay: eventually, he arrived.


(ɪˈvɛn tʃu ə li)

finally; at some later time.



Be Careful!
Don't use 'eventually' when you mean that something might be true. Use possibly or perhaps.

Perhaps he'll call later.
1. 'eventually' or 'finally'

When something happens after a lot of delays or problems, you can say that it eventually happens or that it finally happens You use eventually when you want to emphasize that there were a lot of problems. You use finally when you want to emphasize the amount of time it took.

Eventually they got to the hospital.
I found Victoria Avenue eventually.
When John finally arrived, he said he'd lost his way.
2. 'finally'

You can also use finally to show that something happens last in a series of events.

The sky turned red, then purple, and finally black.

Don't use 'eventually' with this meaning, unless you want to emphasize that it happened after a lot of delays or problems.

You can also use finally to introduce a final point, ask a final question, or mention a final item.

Finally, Carol, can you tell us why you want this job?
Combine the flour and the cheese, and finally, add the milk.

Don't use 'eventually' with this meaning.

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.eventually - after an unspecified period of time or an especially long delay


في النِّهايَهنَهَائِيَّاً
aî lokum, um síîir
cuối cùng


[ɪˈventʃʊəlɪ] ADV
1. (= finally) → finalmente, al final
he eventually agreed that she was rightfinalmente or al final admitió que ella tenía razón
he eventually became Prime Ministerfinalmente or con el tiempo llegó a ser primer ministro
2. (= at some future time) → con el tiempo
I'll get round to it eventuallylo haré con el tiempo


[ɪˈvɛntʃuəli] adv
(= finally) [arrive, leave] → finalement
(= ultimately) [plan, hope] → un jour
His activities eventually led him into politics
BUT Ses activités ont fini par l'amener à faire de la politique.


advschließlich; (= one day)eines Tages; (= in the long term)auf lange Sicht; they will take decisions on savings and eventually on redundanciessie werden Entscheidungen über Einsparungen und schließlich auch Entlassungen treffen; eventually your child will leave homeeines Tages wird Ihr Kind von zu Hause weggehen; this will eventually cause problemsdas bringt auf lange Sicht Probleme


[ɪˈvɛntʃʊəlɪ] adv (at last) → alla fine, finalmente
eventually the species will become extinct (given time) → la specie finirà per estinguersi


(iˈventʃuəl) adjective
happening in the end. their quarrel and eventual reconciliation.
eˌventuˈality (-ˈӕ-) plural eventuˈalities noun
a possible happening. We are ready for all eventualities.
eˈventually adverb
finally; at length. I thought he would never ask her to marry him, but he did eventually.


نَهَائِيَّاً nakonec omsider schließlich τελικά finalmente lopulta finalement konačno infine ついに 결국 uiteindelijk etter hvert ostatecznie eventualmente, finalmente в конце концов slutligen ในที่สุด sonuçta cuối cùng 终于


adv con el tiempo; Eventually it will go away..Con el tiempo se le va a quitar.
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