This requires your immediate attention.
The new restaurant was an immediate success.
This crisis calls for immediate action.
The response to the crisis was immediate.
The wildfire poses no immediate threat to any houses in the area.
The danger is not immediate.
They have evacuated everyone in the immediate area of the wildfire.
Many people suffered in the war's immediate aftermath.
The effect of the new policy will be unknown for the immediate future.
He was sitting to my immediate right. See More
Recent Examples on the WebThe effect was immediate, with prices for Russia’s wholesale gasoline delivery contracts falling by a tenth on the St. Petersburg Mercantile Exchange, while prices for diesel fell by 7.5%, according to Reuters.—Bychristiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 22 Sep. 2023 In the immediate aftermath, the 911 operator processed what the pilot had just said.—Jennifer Henderson, CNN, 22 Sep. 2023 There was no immediate word on why Mr. Murdoch’s announcement came now.—David Bauder, The Christian Science Monitor, 21 Sep. 2023 But his judgment in the immediate aftermath of the scandal, reported by Robert Harris, a chronicler of the episode, was more to the point.—Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 21 Sep. 2023 The backlash from the Polish government, however, was immediate.—Christopher Vourlias, Variety, 21 Sep. 2023 The problems with the defense measure were only the most immediate challenge.—Carl Hulse, New York Times, 21 Sep. 2023 There was no immediate response from Kyiv to Morawiecki’s comments.—Time, 21 Sep. 2023 The house tour also reveals a more immediate inspiration for the museum’s glossy front: Lucille.—Justin Davidson, Curbed, 20 Sep. 2023 See More
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Middle English immediat, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin immediatus, from Latin in- + Late Latin mediatus intermediate — more at mediate