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 In Japan, some electronic parts are becoming harder to find, such as navigation systems, but other parts are readily available, said Hiroshi Arai, secretary general of the Japan Autoparts Wholesales Association. Michael Sasso / Bloomberg, Time, 16 Oct. 2021 The supply-chain bottlenecks -- around the world -- have caused record shortages of many products that American consumers are used to having readily available, from household goods to electronics to automobiles. Matthew Vann, ABC News, 15 Oct. 2021 This eclipses the high set in November, which was before vaccines were readily available, according to data from the Covid Tracking Project. Travis Caldwell, CNN, 14 Oct. 2021 And these markets had built up their business over time, so that fresh-off-the-boat fish was readily available. al, 13 Oct. 2021 Although this number is high, the good news is that solutions that add layers of security and risk mitigation are readily available. Pat Kinsel, Forbes, 13 Oct. 2021 Young folks raised up in mission school systems, or public school systems, weren’t readily available to most of the tribes in what is known as Indian country and Alaska, so they were exposed to a whole different worldview. Lisa Deaderick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Oct. 2021 Steber said those safe harbors were put in place to reflect that the IRS was rolling out the new advance payment program in a short time frame and working with the information that was readily available at that time. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, 7 Oct. 2021 Capacity that went unsold left room for spot cargoes, which are readily available and untied to long-term contracts. Joe Wallace, WSJ, 7 Oct. 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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18 Oct 2021

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“Readily.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Oct. 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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