as well

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Alternative forms[edit]


  • IPA(key): /æzwɛl/, [æˑzˈwɛːɫ]
  • IPA(key): /æzˈwɛl/, [æˑzˈwɛːɫ]
  • IPA(key): /əzˈwɛl/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛl


as well (not comparable)

  1. (idiomatic) In addition; also.
    Wearing his hat and coat, he looked outside and decided he should take an umbrella, as well.
  2. To the same effect.
    They might as well walk as drive in this traffic.
    • 1898, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Women and Economics:
      There is no female mind. The brain is not an organ of sex. As well speak of the female liver.
  3. (South Africa) Me too.
  4. (UK, colloquial) An intensifier.
    Would you though? / I would as well.

Usage notes[edit]

  • In Canada, it may be used either at the start of a phrase or at the end.
  • The South African use is stressed on “as”.

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