Definition of tentatively adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈtentətɪvli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtentətɪvli//
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  1. 1in a way that is not definite or certain because you may want to change it later They have tentatively agreed to our proposal.
  2. 2in a way that is not done with confidence synonym hesitantly She smiled tentatively.