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readily

[red-l-ee] /ˈrɛd l i/
adverb
1.
promptly; quickly; easily:
The information is readily available.
2.
in a ready manner; willingly:
He readily agreed to help us.
Origin of readily
1275-1325
First recorded in 1275-1325, readily is from the Middle English word redily. See ready, -ly
Related forms
overreadily, adverb
Synonyms
2. freely, graciously, ungrudgingly.
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  • You Westerners have another way, of accepting people too readily.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • His reason for not pursuing the fugitive may be readily understood.

    Brave and Bold Horatio Alger
  • In most parts of Mesopotamia it was understood as readily as the native tongue.

    Ancient Man Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • If this is the case the expert's bill may readily run up to $50.

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  • You can readily believe that Napoleon was made much of by all his family because of his action.

British Dictionary definitions for readily

readily

/ˈrɛdɪlɪ/
adverb
1.
promptly; eagerly; willingly
2.
without difficulty or delay; easily or quickly
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Word Origin and History for readily
adv.

c.1300, from ready + -ly (2).

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