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im·me·di·ate·ly

 (ĭ-mē′dē-ĭt-lē)
adv.
1. Without delay.
2. Without an intermediary; directly: the parties immediately involved in the suit.
conj. Chiefly British
As soon as; directly: They phoned immediately they reached home.

immediately

(ɪˈmiːdɪətlɪ)
adv
1. without delay or intervention; at once; instantly: it happened immediately.
2. very closely or directly: this immediately concerns you.
3. near or close by: he's somewhere immediately in this area.
conj
(subordinating) chiefly Brit at the same time as; as soon as: immediately he opened the door, there was a gust of wind.

im•me•di•ate•ly

(ɪˈmi di ɪt li)

adv.
1. without lapse of time; at once.
2. with no object or space intervening.
3. closely: immediately in the vicinity.
4. without intervening medium or agent.
conj.
5. the moment that; as soon as.
[1375–1425]
syn: immediately, instantly, directly, presently were once close synonyms, all denoting complete absence of delay or any lapse of time. immediately and instantly still almost always have that sense and usu. mean at once: He got up immediately. She responded instantly to the request. directly is usu. equivalent to soon, in a little while rather than at once: You go ahead, we'll join you directly. presently changes sense according to the tense of the verb with which it is used. With a present tense verb it usu. means now, at the present time: The author presently lives in San Francisco. She is presently working on a new novel. In some contexts, esp. those involving a contrast between the present and the near future, presently can mean soon or in a little while: She is at the office now but will be home presently.

immediately

If something happens immediately, it happens without delay.

We have to leave immediately. It's very urgent.
Rishi read the letter, and immediately started to cry.

If something happens immediately after something else, it happens as soon as the other thing is finished.

He had to go out immediately after lunch.
She left for the airport immediately after I spoke to her.

If something is immediately above something else, it is above it and very close to it. You can use immediately in a similar way with other prepositions such as under, opposite, and behind.

There is a window immediately above the door.
The man immediately behind me in the photograph is my father.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.immediately - without delay or hesitationimmediately - without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening; "he answered immediately"; "found an answer straightaway"; "an official accused of dishonesty should be suspended forthwith"; "Come here now!"
2.immediately - near or close by; "he passed immediately behind her"
3.immediately - bearing an immediate relation; "this immediately concerns your future"

immediately

adverb
2. directly, closely, at first hand Who is immediately responsible for this misery?
3. exactly, just, right, closely, nearly, directly, squarely She always sits immediately behind the driver.

immediately

adverb
2. Without intermediary:
Translations
حالا، فَوْراحالَمافَوْراً
okamžitěhnedhned jakihned
med det sammeøjeblikkeligtomgåendestraks
hetivälittömästi
odmah
azonnal
straxum leiî og, strax og
早速
즉시
takoj
omedelbart
โดยทันที
ngay lập tức

immediately

[ɪˈmiːdɪətlɪ]
A. ADV
1. (= at once) [reply, come, agree] → inmediatamente, de inmediato
do it immediately!¡hazlo inmediatamente!, ¡hazlo de inmediato!
the cause of the accident was not immediately apparentla causa del accidente no se apreciaba a simple vista
there was no one immediately availableno había nadie disponible en ese momento
2. (= directly) [affect, concern] → directamente
he is not immediately involved in the projectno está directamente involucrado en el proyecto
immediately above sthjusto or justamente encima de algo
immediately after/before sthinmediatamente después de/antes de algo
immediately behind/below sthjusto or justamente detrás de/debajo de algo
he is immediately below the managing director (in rank) → trabaja a las órdenes directas del director generalel director general es su superior más inmediato
B. CONJ immediately he put the phone down, he rememberednada más colgar el teléfono se acordó, en cuanto or (LAm) no más colgó el teléfono se acordó
let me know immediately he arrivesavíseme en cuanto llegue, avíseme en el momento en que llegue

immediately

[ɪˈmiːdiətli] adv
(= at once) → immédiatement
I'll do it immediately → Je vais le faire immédiatement.
She finished her cigarette, then lit another one immediately → Elle termina sa cigarette et immédiatement en alluma une autre.
The reasons for this may not be immediately obvious → Les raisons à cela peuvent ne pas être immédiatement apparentes.
immediately after (= straight after) → immédiatement après
immediately before (= just before) → immédiatement avant
Immediately before serving the dish, add the fresh coriander → Immédiatement avant de servir, ajoutez la coriandre fraîche.
(= as soon as)
Immediately he had said it, he regretted it → Immédiatement après l'avoir dit, il le regretta .
(= directly) immediately behind → immédiatement derrière
immediately next to → juste à côté de
immediately to our right → tout de suite sur notre droite
[threatened, affected] → immédiatement

immediately

adv
(= at once)sofort, gleich; reply, return, departumgehend, sofort; immediately after/before thatunmittelbar danach/davor; that’s not immediately obviousdas ist nicht sofort or unmittelbar klar
(= directly)direkt, unmittelbar; immediately below/above somethingdirekt unter/über etw (dat)
conj (Brit) → sobald, sofort als …

immediately

[ɪˈmiːdɪətlɪ]
1. adv
a. (at once, reply, come, agree) → immediatamente
b. (directly, affect, concern) → direttamente
immediately in front of sb/sth → proprio davanti a qn/qc
2. conj(non) appena

immediate

(iˈmiːdiət) adjective
1. happening at once and without delay. an immediate response.
2. without anyone etc coming between. His immediate successor was Bill Jones.
3. close. our immediate surroundings.
imˈmediately adverb
at once. He answered immediately.
conjunction
as soon as. You may leave immediately you finish your work.

immediately

فَوْراً okamžitě øjeblikkeligt unmittelbar αμέσως inmediatamente heti immédiatement odmah immediatamente 早速 즉시 onmiddellijk omgående natychmiast imediatamente немедленно omedelbart โดยทันที anında ngay lập tức 立即

immediately

adv inmediatamente
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Jo immediately sat up, put her hands in her pockets, and began to whistle.
Doctor Parcival appeared immediately after Will Henderson had disappeared.
The book immediately preceding this is called "Tom Swift and His Bit, Tunnel," and deals with the efforts of the young inventor to help a firm of contractors penetrate a mountain in Peru.
The thing one immediately noticed about him was his beautiful, crinkly, snow-white beard.
He did not resume his book immediately, but sat for a while meditatively looking out into the garden.
Stimulated by apprehension, he left the scout, who immediately entered into a loud conversation with the stranger that had so unceremoniously enlisted himself in the party of travelers that morning.
We immediately complied with the Governor's request, and conducted in the surveyors, compleating a tour of eight hundred miles, through many difficulties, in sixty-two days.
Therefore if you tell a German you want a thing done immediately, he takes you at your word; he thinks you mean what you say; so he does that thing immediately--according to his idea of immediately-- which is about a week; that is, it is a week if it refers to the building of a garment, or it is an hour and a half if it refers to the cooking of a trout.
He rode down for a couple of hours; he could not yet do more; but as he came from Randalls immediately to Hartfield, she could then exercise all her quick observation, and speedily determine how he was influenced, and how she must act.
The house was handsome, and handsomely fitted up, and the young ladies were immediately put in possession of a very comfortable apartment.
Lecount or her master to yourself -- I wish you to arrange immediately for my residing
That the said Quinbus Flestrin, having brought the imperial fleet of Blefuscu into the royal port, and being afterwards commanded by his imperial majesty to seize all the other ships of the said empire of Blefuscu, and reduce that empire to a province, to be governed by a viceroy from hence, and to destroy and put to death, not only all the Big-endian exiles, but likewise all the people of that empire who would not immediately forsake the Big-endian heresy, he, the said Flestrin, like a false traitor against his most auspicious, serene, imperial majesty, did petition to be excused from the said service, upon pretence of unwillingness to force the consciences, or destroy the liberties and lives of an innocent people.

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