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in·deed

 (ĭn-dēd′)
adv.
1. Without a doubt; certainly: very cold indeed; was indeed grateful.
2. In fact; in reality: felt sure I'd win, and indeed I did.
interj.
Used to express surprise, skepticism, or irony.

[Middle English in dede, in fact : in, in; see in1 + dede, deed, fact; see deed.]

indeed

(ɪnˈdiːd)
sentence connector
certainly; actually: indeed, it may never happen.
adv
1. (intensifier): that is indeed amazing.
2. or rather; what is more: a comfortable, indeed extremely wealthy family.
interj
an expression of doubt, surprise, etc

in•deed

(ɪnˈdid)

adv.
1. in fact; in truth (used for emphasis or confirmation): It did indeed rain.
interj.
2. (used to express surprise or ironic skepticism): That's a fine excuse indeed.
[Middle English]

indeed

1. used after an adjective or adverb

When you are using very with an adjective or adverb, you can put indeed after the adjective or adverb, for extra emphasis.

I think it's very good indeed.
She had got very angry indeed.
They can run very fast indeed.

Be Careful!
You do not use indeed after an adjective or adverb unless you have put very in front of it. You do not say, for example, 'I think it's good indeed'.

2. used after a noun

If you use very with an adjective in front of a noun, you can put indeed after the noun.

That's a very good answer indeed.
It is a very rare bird indeed.

People often say 'Thank you very much indeed'.

'I will confirm that by phone or by telex.'---'Thank you very much indeed.'
Thank you very much indeed for having us here.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.indeed - in truth (often tends to intensify); "they said the car would break down and indeed it did"; "it is very cold indeed"; "was indeed grateful"; "indeed, the rain may still come"; "he did so do it!"
2.indeed - (used as an interjection) an expression of surprise or skepticism or irony etc.; "Wants to marry the butler? Indeed!"
irony - a trope that involves incongruity between what is expected and what occurs

indeed

adverb
2. really, actually, in fact, certainly, undoubtedly, genuinely, in reality, to be sure, in truth, categorically, verily (archaic), in actuality, in point of fact, veritably, IDD (S.M.S.) Later he admitted that the payments had indeed been made.

indeed

adverb
2. In point of fact:
3. Not just this but also:
Translations
حَقّاًحَقّـا: تُسْتَعْمَل للتَّوكيدحَقًّـا، بالفِعْل، حَقيقَةً
opravdusamozřejměvážně?vskutku
sandeligvirkelig
aivanoikeastitodellatodellakintosiaan
zaista
de még mennyire!tényleg
er òaî virkilega!; jæja já!virkilega; innilegavissulega; svo sannarlega
全く
정말
quidem
nejaugi?
patiešāmpatiesitik tiešām
sevedazares
verkligen
โดยแท้จริง
quả thực

indeed

[ɪnˈdiːd] ADV
1. (= in fact) → de hecho
I feel, indeed I know, he is wrongcreo, de hechoor en realidad sé, que está equivocado
we have nothing against diversity, indeed, we want more of itno tenemos nada en contra de la diversidad, de hecho queremos que haya más
if indeed he is wrongsi es que realmente se equivoca, si efectivamente se equivoca
the document was indeed missingefectivamente el documento había desaparecido
it is indeed true thates en efecto verdad que ...
2. (as intensifier) that is praise indeedeso es todo un elogioeso sí es una alabanza
very ... indeed: to be very good/small/intelligent indeedser verdaderamente or realmente bueno/pequeño/inteligente
you're doing very well indeedvas realmente bien
we are taking the matter very seriously indeednos estamos tomando la cuestión sumamente en serio or pero que muy en serio
thank you very much indeedmuchísimas gracias
I'm very glad indeedme alegro muchísimo
3. (in answer to a question) "isn't it a beautiful day?" - "yes, indeed!"-¿a que es un día precioso? -¡desde luego! or -¡y que lo digas! or -¡ya lo creo!
"did you know him?" - "I did indeed"-¿lo conocías? -sí que lo conocía or -claro que sí
"are you Professor Ratburn?" - "indeed I am" or "I am indeed"-¿es usted el profesor Ratburn? -sí, señor or -el mismo
"may I go?" - "indeed you may not!"-¿puedo ir? -¡claro que no! or -¡por supuesto que no!
4. (expressing interest) indeed?; is it indeed?; did you indeed?¿de veras?, ¿de verdad?, ¿ah, sí?
5. (expressing disbelief, surprise, scorn) "I did the best I could" - "indeed!"-lo hice lo mejor que pude -¡por supuesto! or -¡claro, claro! (iro)
"he said he would do it" - "did he indeed?"-dijo que lo haría -¿eso dijo? or -¿no me digas?
"he said I was too short" - "too short indeed!"-dijo que era demasiado bajo -¡sí, hombre, bajísimo! (iro)

indeed

[ɪnˈdiːd] adv
(to indicate confirmation)en effet
indeed I do
"Know what I mean?" - "Indeed I do." → "Tu vois ce que je veux dire?" - "Oui, tout à fait."
yes indeed! → bien sûr!
(= in fact) → en fait
I'm happy, indeed delighted
BUT Je suis content, et même ravi.
(following an adjective or adverb)vraiment
It's very hard indeed → C'est vraiment très difficile.
thank you very much indeed! → merci beaucoup!

indeed

adv
(= really, in reality, in fact)tatsächlich, wirklich, in der Tat; I am indeed quite tiredich bin wirklich or tatsächlich or in der Tat recht müde; I feel, indeed I know he is rightich habe das Gefühl, ja ich weiß (sogar), dass er recht hat; who else? — indeed, who else?wer sonst? — in der Tat or ganz recht, wer sonst?
(confirming) isn’t that strange? — indeed (it is)ist das nicht seltsam? — allerdings; are you coming? — indeed I am!kommst du? — aber sicher or natürlich; may I open the window? — you may indeed/indeed you may notdarf ich das Fenster öffnen? — ja bitte, aber gern doch!/nein, das dürfen Sie nicht!; are you pleased? — yes, indeed or indeed, yes!bist du zufrieden? — oh ja, das kann man wohl sagen!; is that Charles? — indeedist das Charles? — ganz recht
(as intensifier) → wirklich; very … indeedwirklich sehr …; thank you very much indeedvielen herzlichen Dank
(showing interest, irony, surprise) → wirklich, tatsächlich; did you/is it/has she etc indeed?nein wirklich?, tatsächlich?; his wife, indeed!seine Frau …, dass ich nicht lache!; who is she indeed!na, wer wohl or wer schon!; what indeed!was wohl!; indeed?ach so?, ach wirklich?; where indeed?ja, wo?; what indeed?ja, was?
(= admittedly)zwar; there are indeed mistakes in it, but …es sind zwar Fehler darin, aber …
(expressing possibility) if indeedfalls … wirklich; if indeed he were wrongfalls er wirklich unrecht haben sollte; I may indeed comees kann gut sein, dass ich komme

indeed

[ɪnˈdiːd] adv
a.veramente, infatti, in effetti
I feel, indeed I know he is wrong → ho l'impressione, anzi sono certo che si sbaglia
there are indeed mistakes, but ... → ci sono certamente degli errori, però...
thank you very much indeed → grazie infinite
that is praise indeed → questa è decisamente una lode
it is indeed difficult → è proprio difficile
b. (in answer to question) yes indeed!certamente!
isn't that right? - indeed it is → non è vero? - altroché
are you coming? - indeed I am → vieni? - certo
was I mistaken? - indeed you weren't → mi sbagliavo? - no, per niente

indeed

(inˈdiːd) adverb
1. really; in fact; as you say; of course etc. `He's very talented, isn't he?' He is indeed; `Do you remember your grandmother?' `Indeed I do!'
2. used for emphasis. Thank you very much indeed; He is very clever indeed.
interjection
used to show surprise, interest etc. `John said your idea was stupid.' `Indeed!'

indeed

حَقّاً vskutku sandelig tatsächlich πράγματι en efecto todellakin en effet zaista effettivamente 全く 정말 inderdaad virkelig istotnie de facto, de fato действительно verkligen โดยแท้จริง gerçekten quả thực 的确
References in classic literature ?
The writer, indeed, seems to think himself obliged to keep even pace with time, whose amanuensis he is; and, like his master, travels as slowly through centuries of monkish dulness, when the world seems to have been asleep, as through that bright and busy age so nobly distinguished by the excellent Latin poet--
These are indeed to be considered as blanks in the grand lottery of time.
I am, indeed, set over them for their own good only, and was created for their use, and not they for mine.
There was indeed a great many concurring circumstances in this adventure which assisted to my escape; but the chief was, that the woman whose watch I had pulled at was a fool; that is to say, she was ignorant of the nature of the attempt, which one would have thought she should not have been, seeing she was wise enough to fasten her watch so that it could not be slipped up.
Here she set up the same trade she had followed in Ireland, in which she soon, by her admirable management and good tongue, arrived to the height which I have already described, and indeed began to be rich, though her trade fell off again afterwards, as I have hinted before.
I mentioned thus much of the history of this woman here, the better to account for the concern she had in the wicked life I was now leading, into all the particulars of which she led me, as it were, by the hand, and gave me such directions, and I so well followed them, that I grew the greatest artist of my time and worked myself out of every danger with such dexterity, that when several more of my comrades ran themselves into Newgate presently, and by that time they had been half a year at the trade, I had now practised upwards of five years, and the people at Newgate did not so much as know me; they had heard much of me indeed, and often expected me there, but I always got off, though many times in the extremest danger.
We were standing together indeed, but I had not taken any of the goods out of his hand, when I said to him hastily, 'You are undone, fly, for God's sake
My governess rattled and made a great noise that her house should be insulted, and that she should be used thus for nothing; that if a man did come in, he might go out again presently for aught she knew, for she was ready to make oath that no man had been within her doors all that day as she knew of (and that was very true indeed); that is might be indeed that as she was abovestairs, any fellow in a fright might find the door open and run in for shelter when he was pursued, but that she knew nothing of it; and if it had been so, he certainly went out again, perhaps at the other door, for she had another door into an alley, and so had made his escape and cheated them all.
This was indeed probable enough, and the justice satisfied himself with giving her an oath that she had not received or admitted any man into her house to conceal him, or protect or hide him from justice.
And so indeed I had, for I was seldom in any danger when I was by myself, or if I was, I got out of it with more dexterity than when I was entangled with the dull measures of other people, who had perhaps less forecast, and were more rash and impatient than I; for though I had as much courage to venture as any of them, yet I used more caution before I undertook a thing, and had more presence of mind when I was to bring myself off.
I had indeed one comrade whose fate went very near me for a good while, though I wore it off too in time.
I was careful to attempt nothing in the lace chamber, but tumbled their goods pretty much to spend time; then bought a few yards of edging and paid for it, and came away very sad-hearted indeed for the poor woman, who was in tribulation for what I only had stolen.