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Perhaps is defined as possibly or maybe, or as a polite way to give advice or make a suggestion.
When someone asks if you are going to attend a party and you are not yet sure, this is an example of a time when you might say "perhaps I will go."
When you want to politely suggest to someone that they change their shirt, this is an example of a time when you might say "perhaps you would like to change your shirt."
Modifies a verb, indicating a lack of certainty.
Perhaps John will come over for dinner.
(rare) By chance.
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