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however

[hou-ev-er] /haʊˈɛv ər/
adverb
1.
nevertheless; yet; on the other hand; in spite of that:
We have not yet won; however, we shall keep trying.
2.
to whatever extent or degree; no matter how:
However much you spend, I will reimburse you.
3.
in whatever manner:
We will allow you to travel however you please.
4.
how; how under the circumstances:
However did you manage?
conjunction
5.
in whatever way, manner, or state:
Arrange your hours however you like.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English hou-ever. See how1, ever
Synonyms
1. See but1 .
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British Dictionary definitions for how-ever

however

/haʊˈɛvə/
sentence connector
1.
still; nevertheless
2.
on the other hand; yet
adverb
3.
by whatever means; in whatever manner
4.
(used with adjectives expressing or admitting of quantity or degree) no matter how however long it takes, finish it
5.
an emphatic form of how1 (sense 1)
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Word Origin and History for how-ever

however

late 14c., from how + ever.

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