read·​i·​ly ˈre-də-lē How to pronounce readily (audio)
: in a ready manner: such as
: without hesitating : willingly
readily accepted advice
: without much difficulty : easily
for reasons that anyone could readily understand

Examples of readily in a Sentence

simple instructions that anyone can readily understand He readily agreed to help us.
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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Readily.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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