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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simple instructions that anyone can readily understand He readily agreed to help us.
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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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1 Jul 2020

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“Readily.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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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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