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very

ver·y

very

pronunciation:
ve ri
features:
Note, Homophone Note
part of speech: adverb
definition: used to emphasize an adjective or adverb to make the degree of a quality higher.
He is very sad.She runs very fast.
synonyms:
especially, quite, terribly
similar words:
most
very, so, or too?
Very is used to express a high degree of some quality. So can be used to express a high degree of some quality when you use it with strong emotion. So does not express a high degree by itself. We use too when there is something that cannot or does not happen because of the degree of some quality.
Compare:
  • The soup is very hot.
  • The soup is so hot!
  • The soup is too hot to eat.
Homophone Note
Are you looking for the word vary (to change or be different)? Some people say the words very and vary in exactly the same way, but these two words have different meanings.