From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstronglystrong‧ly /ˈstrɒŋli $ ˈstrɒːŋ-/ ●●○S3 adverb 🔊 🔊 1if you feel or believe in something strongly, you are very sure and serious about it 🔊 I’m strongly opposed to capital punishment. 🔊 We strongly believe that she is innocent. 🔊 I’m strongly in favour of marriage.2in a way that is meant to persuade someone to do somethingstrongly suggest/advise/recommend something 🔊 Before taking action, you are strongly recommended to consult an accountant.3in a way that is easy to notice 🔊 The house smelt strongly of food. ► Don’t say ‘hold/grip something strongly’. Use firmly or tightly: He gripped my arm tightly.