A word or phrase that modifies or qualifies an adjective, verb, or other adverb.
Late 16th century: from latin adverbium, from ad- 'to' + verbum 'word'.
- The adverb 'quickly' modifies the verb 'run' in the sentence 'She runs quickly.'.
- Adverbs such as 'very', 'well', and 'too' are used to add emphasis to adjectives.
- The adverb 'here' indicates place and is used in the sentence 'Come here.'.
- Some adverbs can also be used as adjectives, such as 'daily' in the sentence 'He has a daily routine.'.
- The adverb 'never' negates the verb 'forget' in the sentence 'I will never forget you.'.