Definition Opportunity

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an opportunity: an occasion, a possibility, a chance
I haven't had an opportunity to thank you for the present you sent me because my telephone is broken.
I'm giving you an opportunity to explain yourself. Go ahead, you have 37 seconds.
Bruno is currently seeking out investment opportunities in Asia.
a job opportunity a prospect or possibility of employment
to take the opportunity (to do sthg) to take advantage of the right moment (to do sth)

Pronunciation examples
UK: The Asian market is a real business opportunity.
US: I didn't have the opportunity to thank you for the flowers.


  • "Thank you very much for the many opportunities given to me during my tenure at the company, including my state of the art laboratory, monkey staff, and relaxed clothing requirements."
  • "I have a great opportunity for one of you!"
  • "Anyway, I really appreciate the opportunity to pursue this type of unorthodox training at the company's expense, and I heartily recommend to the rest of the staff to follow through and do something similar."
  • "Happy holidays to all and thank you American capitalism for the opportunity to work straight through the festive season with so few days off."
  • "Greg : So, I believe you're going to tell us about job opportunities in South Australia."
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  • "You each had the opportunity - and motive - to kill Stink."
  • "Second, the opportunity to manage a customer service department has always been a dream of mine."
  • "Let me take this opportunity to thank Icarus and his mother for making the effort to come along."
  • "You don't know me, and we've never done business together, but believe me, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity."

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