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There are no opportune times for a penalty, and this is not one of those times.
Jack Youngblood

Meaning of "opportune" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD OPPORTUNE

Via Old French from Latin opportūnus, from ob- to + portus harbour (originally: coming to the harbour, obtaining timely protection).
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PRONUNCIATION OF OPPORTUNE

opportune  [ˈɒpəˌtjuːn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OPPORTUNE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Opportune is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES OPPORTUNE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Opportune

Opportune may refer to: ▪ HMS Opportune, an Oberon class submarine ▪ USS Opportune, a Bolster-class rescue and salvage ship...

Definition of opportune in the English dictionary

The definition of opportune in the dictionary is occurring at a time that is suitable or advantageous. Other definition of opportune is fit or suitable for a particular purpose or occurrence.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OPPORTUNE


attune
əˈtjuːn
autoimmune
ˌɔːtəʊɪˈmjuːn
autotune
ˈɔːtəʊˌtjuːn
choon
tjuːn
commune
kəˈmjuːn
detune
diːˈtjuːn
disattune
ˌdɪsəˈtjuːn
distune
dɪsˈtjuːn
dune
djuːn
immune
ɪˈmjuːn
importune
ɪmˈpɔːtjuːn
infortune
ɪnˈfɔːtjuːn
inopportune
ɪnˈɒpəˌtjuːn
mistune
ˌmɪsˈtjuːn
Neptune
ˈnɛptjuːn
preattune
ˌpriːəˈtjuːn
retune
riːˈtjuːn
tribune
ˈtrɪbjuːn
tune
tjuːn
untune
ʌnˈtjuːn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OPPORTUNE

oppo
opponency
opponent
opportunely
opportuneness
opportunism
opportunist
opportunistic
opportunistically
opportunities
opportunity
opportunity cost
opportunity shop
opposability
opposable
opposably
oppose
opposed
opposed-cylinder
opposeless

WORDS THAT END LIKE OPPORTUNE

befortune
call the tune
carry a tune
change one´s tune
Dame Fortune
fine-tune
fortune
give hostages to fortune
misfortune
pay the piper and call the tune
signature tune
small fortune
soldier of fortune
unfortune
wheel of fortune

Synonyms and antonyms of opportune in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «OPPORTUNE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «opportune» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of opportune

Translation of «opportune» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OPPORTUNE

Find out the translation of opportune to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of opportune from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «opportune» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

天时地利人和
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

oportuno
570 millions of speakers

English

opportune
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

उपयुक्त
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مناسبا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

своевременным
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

oportuna
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সুবিধাজনক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

opportun
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Yang sesuai
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

opportun
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

時宜を得た
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

좋은 기회
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Samesthine
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thích nghi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உகந்த
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अनुकूल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

elverişli
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

opportuno
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dogodny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

своєчасним
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

oportun
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πρόσφορο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gunstig
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

opportunt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

opportunt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of opportune

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OPPORTUNE»

The term «opportune» is quite widely used and occupies the 40.913 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OPPORTUNE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «opportune» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «opportune» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about opportune

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2 QUOTES WITH «OPPORTUNE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word opportune.
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Brian Roberts
We did some soul-searching. Was the cable industry obsolete? Was it an opportune time to get out? Our conclusion was that if you rebuilt your system with this new fiber-optic coaxial hybrid - which we now call broadband - the glass was half full, not half empty. We could compete.
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Jack Youngblood
There are no opportune times for a penalty, and this is not one of those times.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OPPORTUNE»

Discover the use of opportune in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to opportune and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Opportune Moment, 1855 (Czech Literature Series)
The nineteenth-century founding of “free settlements” in the Americas serves as a starting point for the new novel by popular Czech author Patrik Ou?edník.
Patrik Ou?edník, 2011
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The Science Review Article: An Opportune Genre in the ...
This volume presents the science review article as an opportune genre for introducing rhetorical diversity into scientific communities.
Judy Noguchi, 2006
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Opportune Times
Challenges, adventures, disappointments, ambitions, romance, hardships and tragedies are encountered in this unfolding story.
Cecelia Frances Page, 2007
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You break it, you buy it: and three dozen more opportune ...
Instead of getting angry; this is the perfect opportunity to change this exasperating situation into a positive "teachable moment.
Kass P. Dotterweich, 1994
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The Human Bible: the Neutral Bible: The Ultimate Self-Help Book
The Added 31st (New) Way To The (New) Laws Of “The 57 (Secret) Ways To Success”- Opportune Up* [ Words Of Wisdom (Created By And Given By John Rosario/Rex Supreme) ] [ Part 1 of 2 ]: Opportune up when and where there is an  ...
Rex Supreme, 2012
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The History of Paris from the Earliest Period to the Present ...
These were: — Saint-Germain-l' Auxerrois, Saint Euttache, Saint Roch, Notre- Dame-de-Bonne-Nouvelle, Saint Leu and Saint Gilles, Sainte Opportune, Saint- Jacques-el-les-Innocens, Saint Merri, Saint Josse, Saint-Jaeques-de-l'Hopital, ...
‎1825
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O and P Class Destroyers of the Royal Navy: Hms Opportune, ...
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LLC Books, 2010
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The History of Paris, from the Earliest Period to the ...
Sainte Opportune, Les Innocens, Saint Sawvear, Saint Jean, and Saint Paul, are entirely demolished. _ "SAINTE OPPORTUNE \Vas originally a chapel dedicated to Notre-Dame-des— Bois, because it stood at the entrance of a forest, ...
‎1825
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Publii Terentii Comoediae Sex
Oppido opportune te obtulisti mihi obviam. Adelph. iii. 2, 24. En i in lassam oppido turn esse aibart. Hec. ii. 1, 41. Eum- que animo iniquo hoc oppido ferre aiunt. Phorm. v. 1, 36; ii. 2,8: v. 7, 12. oppidum] Quem ego nunc credo . . . toto me oppido ...
Térence, Edward St. John Parry, 1857
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Rhetoric and Kairos: Essays in History, Theory, and Praxis
the opportune moment [kairó]. Generally speaking, such opportune moments [ kairós] exist in other diseases as well, for whenever a person provides help, he is helping at an opportune moment [kairó]. There are also non-mortal diseases and  ...
Phillip Sipiora, James S. Baumlin, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OPPORTUNE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term opportune is used in the context of the following news items.
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Semi drivers offer advice on passing at Share the Road event
Often, they are warning other drivers what they plan to do and will wait for an opportune time to switch lanes. "You always have to be observant ... «Quad-Cities Online, Jul 15»
2
Appleton's Tenement making national noise
... it might have been an opportune time for a publicly promoted release show in Appleton. Yet Pitsch said that idea never even occurred to him. «Appleton Post Crescent, Jul 15»
3
American Remittances Speed Change in the Cuban Economy
The money is flowing in at an opportune time. Traditionally, says Duany, most Cubans worked for state-run companies, leading to bloated ... «NBCNews.com, Jul 15»
4
Vermont remains a hippie epicenter
So, this is an opportune time to consider how the state got such a hippie mojo. In the summer of 1970, about 300 young people living in ... «BurlingtonFreePress.com, Jul 15»
5
TGIF: 20 Things to Know About Rhode Island Politics & Media
More to the point, a string of past Republican chairs were unable to make meaningful progress during the opportune period coinciding with RI's ... «Rhode Island Public Radio, Jul 15»
6
It's Time to Revisit the Hanover Street Redesign Discussion
SpotHero is opportune for those who wish to reserve a parking spot in the aforementioned garages. This could help curtail traffic in an area ... «BostInno, Jul 15»
7
Is MH17 Putin's Katyn Wood Massacre?
The Kremlin thought it opportune to point blame upon the Nazi's and change the date of the murders to 1941 by when Hitler's hordes had ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
8
Nate Allen calls for change within the Fort Myers Police Departm …
"This may be the opportune time to look at the leadership," said Streets. Streets has been critical of the chief in the past. The recent internal ... «WZVN-TV, Jul 15»
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Queen's Young Leaders 2015: My Stroll with Nkechi Azinge
She's fortunate to have a lived a good life so far, and given that she was opportune to leave for the UK at an early age, she was able to gain ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
10
Indian medical device industry can grow to $7 bn by 2016:USIBC
The time is opportune to fulfil the government's mandate of Make in India and Innovate in India," Nanavaty added. USIBC Director and Legal ... «Business Standard, Jul 15»

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