even if

even if phrase
used for emphasizing that although something may happen or may be true, another situation remains the same

He’s determined to prove his innocence, even if he has to go to the highest court in the land.

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despite the possibility that; no matter whether

always try everything even if it turns out to be a dud

despite the fact that

he is a great President, even if he has many enemies

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even if
— used to stress that something will happen despite something else that might prevent it

I'm going to the party even if it rains. [=whether or not it rains]

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even if — see even, 2
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even if/though idiom
despite the fact or belief that; no matter whether

I'll get there, even if I have to walk.

I like her, even though she can be annoying at times.

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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Even — E ven, a. [AS. efen. efn; akin to OS. eban, D. even, OHG. eban, G. efen, Icel. jafn, Dan. jevn, Sw. j[ a]mn, Goth. ibns. Cf. {Anent}, {Ebb}.] 1. Level, smooth, or equal in surface; not rough; free from irregularities; hence uniform in rate of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Even — E ven, adv. [AS. efne. See {Even}, a., and cf. {E en}.] 1. In an equal or precisely similar manner; equally; precisely; just; likewise; as well. Is it even so? Shak. [1913 Webster] Even so did these Gauls possess the coast. Spenser. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Even — E ven, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Evened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Evening}] 1. To make even or level; to level; to lay smooth. [1913 Webster] His temple Xerxes evened with the soil. Sir. W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster] It will even all inequalities Evelyn. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Even — E ven ([=e]v n) n. [OE. eve, even, efen, [ae]fen. AS. [=ae]fen; akin to OS. [=a]band, OFries, [=a]vend, D. avond, OHG. [=a]band, Icel. aptan, Sw. afton, Dan. aften; of unknown origin. Cf. {Eve}, {Evening}.] Evening. See {Eve}, n. 1. [Poetic.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Even — E ven, v. i. To be equal. [Obs.] R. Carew. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Even — GeneralEven may refer to: * Even, a Scandinavian male personal name (coincidentally, Odd is also a common Norwegian name). * Even (people), an ethnic group from Siberia and Russian Far East **Even language, a language spoken by the Evens * Even… …   Wikipedia

  • even — I. noun Etymology: Middle English even, eve, from Old English ǣfen Date: before 12th century archaic evening II. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Old English efen; akin to Old High German eban even Date: before 12th century …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • even so — adverb Date: 1930 in spite of that ; nevertheless …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Even in Blackouts — Even in Blackouts, known occasionally by the acronym EiB, are an acoustic pop punk band from Chicago, Illinois. The band was formed in 2002 by veteran pop punk guitarist John Jughead Pierson following the demise of the pop punk band Screeching… …   Wikipedia

  • Even As We Speak — is an indie band from Sydney, Australia. The line up changed over the years and with founding members Matthew Love (guitar, banjo, vocals), Mary Wyer (vocals, guitar) and Rob Irwin (bass) joined later by Anita Raynor (drums, mandolin), Paul… …   Wikipedia

  • Even Wetten — Even Gabrielsen Wetten (born 12 August 1982 in Hamar) is a Norwegian speed skater. He became World Champion on 1,000 metres in 2005 in Inzell.References* [http://www.skateresults.com/skater/show/1361 Even Wetten at SkateResults.com] * [http://www …   Wikipedia

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