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however — as in:  However, complications may...

Most college application deadlines are in January and February. However, early admission deadlines are around November and some scholarships require even earlier deadlines.
despite that (Used to connect contrasting ideas. Other synonyms could include in spite of that, nevertheless, nonetheless, and on the other hand.)
however — as in:  However much she tried...

However hard he tried, he couldn’t do it.
to whatever degree (regardless of how much)
however — as in:  However you do it, get it done!

However we do it, someone is going to be unhappy.
in whatever way

Much more rarely (and arguably incorrectly), however can be used to intensify the word how, as when one says "However did you find her?"  Grammarians would suggest using two words for that usage:  "How ever did you find her?"
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