"after all" meaning in English

Prepositional phrase

Audio: en-au-after all.ogg [Australia], en-us-after all.ogg [Mid-Atlantic]
  1. anyway, in any case; indicates a statement is true regardless of other considerations; used to reinforce or explain a point. Tags: idiomatic Categories: English idioms
  2. in the end, however; used in referring to something that was believed to be the case, but is not; or to an outcome that is not what was expected or predicted. Tags: idiomatic Categories: English idioms
The following are not (yet) sense-disambiguated
Categories: English hedges Translations (anyway, in any case): فِي النِّهَايَة‎ (fī n-nihāya) (Arabic), al capdavall (Catalan), post ĉiom (Esperanto), finfine (Esperanto), loppujen lopuksi (Finnish), kuitenkin (Finnish), après tout (French), finalement (French), immerhin (German), schließlich (German), allerdings (German), πάντως (pántos) (Greek), τέλος πάντων (télos pánton) (Greek), στο κάτω κάτω (sto káto káto) (Greek), סוף סוף‎ (sof sof) (Hebrew), आख़िर (āxir) (Hindi), elvégre (Hungarian), végül is (Hungarian), végtére is (Hungarian), dopo tutto (Italian), dopotutto (Italian), in fin dei conti (Italian), alla fine (Italian), nonostante tutto (Italian), やはり (yahari) (Japanese), 結局 (kekkyoku) (alt: けっきょく) (Japanese), 所詮 (shosen) (alt: しょせん) (Japanese), 결국에는 (gyeolgugeneun) (Korean), denum (Latin), denique (Latin), tandem (Latin), galu galā (Latvian), wara kollox (Maltese), warakollox (Maltese), 畢竟 (Mandarin), 毕竟 (bìjìng) (Mandarin), 究竟 (jiūjìng) (Mandarin), te mea ai (Maori), oprès tout [Guernsey] (Norman), w końcu (Polish), przecież (Polish), afinal (Portuguese), până la urmă (Romanian), в конце́ концо́в (v koncé koncóv) (Russian), nakon svega [Croatia] (Serbo-Croatian), после свега (posle svega) [Serbia] (Serbo-Croatian), después de todo (Spanish), al final (Spanish), al fin y al cabo (Spanish), när allt kommer omkring (Swedish), trots allt (Swedish), آخر‎ (āxir) (Urdu), נאָך אַלץ‎ (nokh alts) (Yiddish) Translations (in the end, however): jednak (Polish)

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