Definition of compatibly in English:


Pronunciation /-blē/

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‘This TV adaptation, scripted by Emma Thompson and directed by Mike Nichols, is compatibly respectful, guttingly plausible, crushingly quiet.’
  • ‘As far as how they dress is concerned, when you dress compatibly, then it makes some kind of sense.’
  • ‘It follows that non-hybrid public authorities, such as central and local government, must act compatibly with Convention rights even when carrying out acts of a private nature, such as ordering stationery.’
  • ‘Instead of forcing users to totally change their system when using Lotus, this year Lotus will enable users to adjust and adopt Lotus applications to work compatibly with their current operating system.’
  • ‘They were the most compatibly cliché couple you'd ever see.’