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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishevene‧ven1 /ˈiːvən/ ●●● S1 W1 adverb  1 XXused to emphasize something that is unexpected or surprising in what you are saying Most companies have suffered a drop in their profits, even very large companies. It was quite difficult to see, even with the light on. He became quite successful and even appeared on a television show once. She did not even bother to phone us. He never even acknowledged my letter.2 even bigger/better/brighter etc3 EXACTused to add a stronger, more exact word to what you are saying Some patients become depressed, even suicidal.4 even so5 even if6 even though7 even now/then8 even asGrammarWord orderYou use even before a person, thing, or phrase, when you want to emphasize what you are saying: Even young children know the difference between right and wrong.Poverty exists even in rich countries. You use even before a verb: He even offered to buy me a drink.You use even after an auxiliary verb: He has even offered to buy me a drink. You can even see tigers.Even though/even ifYou use even though and even if when saying that something happens or is true in spite of another thing: Even though she was tired, she carried on walking.We’re still going to the concert, even if it rains. Don’t say: even she was tired | even it rainsYou can use even though and even if with still: Even though we’re completely different, we’re still friends. Don’t say: Even though we’re completely different, yet we’re friends. | Even though we’re completely different, but we’re friends.
Examples from the Corpus
evenThe bride looked beautiful -- radiant, even.Even Al was bored with the game, and he loves baseball.But even he had underestimated the king's nerve.His sister Mary helped him with the costumes, but he furnished the rich falsetto, routinely deceiving even his friends.I can't believe that Carrie doesn't even like cookies.As a result of her actions, Amelia became even more popular and within a short time was practically running Ogontz.Such an exercise might even spread over two or three terms.Molly looked depressed, even suicidal.With Thabet's death, even the political leaders of Fatah have become potential prey.Zeus, who loved him no more than Hera did even though he was their son, willingly gave her leave.And sometimes, he even toys with his long-running fantasy of dropping out of the business and becoming a film director.
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eveneven2 ●●○ adjective  1 levelFLAT flat and level, with no parts that are higher than other parts opp uneven The floor must be completely even before we lay the tiles. You need a flat, even surface to work on. He had lovely white, even teeth.see thesaurus at flat2 not changingSAME an even rate, speed, or temperature is steady and does not change The room is kept at an even temperature. Wood burns at a fairly even rate.3 divided equallyEQUAL divided equally, so that there is the same amount of something in each place, for each person etc Divide the dough into three even amounts. an even distribution of wealth4 numberHMN an even number can be divided exactly by two opp odd 2,4, 6 and 8 are even numbers.5 competitionEQUAL having teams or competitors that are equally good so that everyone has a chance of winning The first half was very even, and neither side scored. an even contest6 scores if the score in a game is even, two teams or players have the same number of points At the end of the first half the score is even.7 be even8 calm calm and controlled, and not extreme He read most of the speech in an even tone.9 an even chance10 get even (with somebody)11 break evenevenness noun [uncountable]
Examples from the Corpus
evenOur grocery bill came to an even $30.00.Shape the dough into eight even balls.Make sure the floor is even before you lay the carpet.I was supposed to be a caretaker, charged with setting the branch back on an even keel.an even rhythman even row of telephone polesAfter driving for so long on the gravel I was glad to get on an even stretch of road.an even stretch of roadThese chemicals must be stored at an even temperature.Loopy Lil gently smiled her new even welfare smile while Mrs Hollidaye darned lisle stockings.even surfaceRumors have even surfaced in recent weeks that Best Buy could be forced into a merger.A parallel AS/400 might even surface one day, the company suggests.Once in a while why not take advantage of the smooth, even surface to concentrate on your control and technique?
eveneven3 ●○○ verb   even out even something ↔ up→ See Verb tableFrom Longman Business Dictionaryevene‧ven /ˈiːvən/ adjective1staying at the same level, rather than frequently changing from one level to the otherStrong trade will encourage more even selling.2giving two sides, things, ideas etc equal or fair treatmentWe should try to create a more even balance between work and recreation.3even tens/hundreds/thousands in whole numbers, to the nearest ten, hundred etc4ACCOUNTING an even account is the same on each side, so that there is neither a credit nor a debit balance
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Verb table
even
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyeven
he, she, itevens
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyevened
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave evened
he, she, ithas evened
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad evened
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill even
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have evened
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam evening
he, she, itis evening
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you, we, theyare evening
Past
I, he, she, itwas evening
you, we, theywere evening
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been evening
he, she, ithas been evening
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been evening
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be evening
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been evening
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