read·​i·​ly | \ ˈre-də-lē How to pronounce readily (audio) \

Definition of readily

: in a ready manner: such as
a : without hesitating : willingly readily accepted advice
b : without much difficulty : easily for reasons that anyone could readily understand

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Examples of readily in a Sentence

simple instructions that anyone can readily understand He readily agreed to help us.
Recent Examples on the Web And yet with the vaccine readily available, a lot of Americans are making the decision not to get it. Zachary B. Wolf, CNN, 23 July 2021 And with vaccines readily available, unlike at the beginning of school last year, the combined efforts work hand-in-hand to prevent spreading the virus, Rasberry said. Brayden Garcia, Dallas News, 22 July 2021 Police say the situation is still active and no other information is readily available. Michael Donohue, The Arizona Republic, 22 July 2021 Specific data on shootings wasn’t readily available Sunday. Chad Day, WSJ, 19 July 2021 While states often track marijuana sales, information on price-per-ounce is not readily available. NBC News, 17 July 2021 With just over half of all Lake County residents vaccinated against COVID-19, efforts to reach herd immunity of 80% are moving to an information campaign along making vaccinations readily available to those who want them. Steve Sadin,, 16 July 2021 Additionally, the team will have hand sanitizer stations readily available and implement comprehensive health and safety measures for everyone onsite. cleveland, 15 July 2021 Netflix was the first to launch a streaming service that was readily available on most devices. Chris Smith, BGR, 15 July 2021

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First Known Use of readily

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of readily was in the 14th century

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26 Jul 2021

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“Readily.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of readily

: quickly and easily
: in a way that shows you are willing to do something : without hesitation or complaint


read·​i·​ly | \ ˈre-də-lē How to pronounce readily (audio) \

Kids Definition of readily

1 : quickly and easily The lid readily came off.
2 : without hesitation or complaint He readily agreed to help.

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