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 Other weapons are also readily available as five other receivers have caught three or more of Purdie’s passes. Glenn Graham, Baltimore Sun, 22 Sep. 2022 Asked about the delays, HUD cites the lack of a readily available source of funding. Mike Smith, ProPublica, 22 Sep. 2022 Information about his current immigration status was not readily available, according to a spokesman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Shelley Murphy,, 21 Sep. 2022 Decorative vegetables, readily available at garden centers, can lend interesting color and texture to your garden. Ashley Abramson, Washington Post, 20 Sep. 2022 Benson has said her office will not mail applications to all voters this election, but political parties can still do so and applications are readily available online. Detroit Free Press, 16 Sep. 2022 There is no readily available database tracking how much of these ingredients ultimately come from China. Jacky Wong, WSJ, 15 Sep. 2022 Making electric vehicles more approachable has been one of the biggest drives for the industry in recent years, especially with so few readily available to the general masses due to price and required hardware to keep them charged. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 15 Sep. 2022 Parsnips are now readily available at most grocery stores, but my soup remains parsnip-free, and it’s always a winner. Joan Elovitz Kazan, Journal Sentinel, 12 Sep. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of readily

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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24 Sep 2022

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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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