American English

Definition of moreover adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1  used to introduce some new information that adds to or supports what you have said previously synonym in addition (to somebody/something)
  2. 2 A talented artist, he was, moreover, a writer of some note. Language Bankadditionadding another item Bilingual children do better on IQ tests than children who speak only one language. In addition/What is more, they seem to find it easier to learn third, or even fourth, languages. Learning another language not only improves children's job prospects in later life, but also boosts their self-esteem. Teaching children a second language improves their job prospects in later life. Other benefits include increased self-esteem and greater tolerance of other cultures. Another/One further/One additional reason for encouraging bilingual education is that it boosts children's self-esteem. Studies suggest that bilingual children find it easier to learn additional languages. There is, moreover, increasing evidence that bilingual children perform better across a range of school subjects, not just foreign languages. His claim that children find bilingual education confusing is based on very little evidence. Moreover, the evidence he does provide is seriously flawed. Research has shown that first-language development is not impeded by exposure to a second language. Furthermore, there is no evidence to support the claim that children find bilingual education confusing.
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