ab·so·lute·ly (ăbsə-lt′lē, ăb′sə-ltlē)
a. Without qualification or restriction; completely: The substance was absolutely pure.
b. Used as an intensive: I absolutely love that restaurant. That's absolutely ridiculous.
2. As you say. Used to indicate agreement.
a. In a manner that does not take an object.
b. In an absolute relationship.
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