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read·i·ly

 (rĕd′ə-lē, rĕd′l-ē)
adv.
1. Without hesitation; willingly: He readily undertook the task.
2. Without difficulty; easily: The explanation was readily understood by the students.

readily

(ˈrɛdɪlɪ)
adv
1. promptly; eagerly; willingly
2. without difficulty or delay; easily or quickly

read•i•ly

(ˈrɛd l i)

adv.
1. promptly; quickly; easily.
2. in a ready manner; willingly.
[1275–1325]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.readily - without much difficulty; "these snakes can be identified readily"
2.readily - in a punctual manner; "he did his homework promptly"

readily

adverb
1. willingly, freely, quickly, gladly, eagerly, voluntarily, cheerfully, with pleasure, with good grace, lief (rare) When I was invited to the party, I readily accepted.
willingly reluctantly, unwillingly
2. promptly, quickly, easily, smoothly, at once, straight away, right away, effortlessly, in no time, speedily, without delay, without hesitation, without difficulty, unhesitatingly, hotfoot, without demur, pdq (slang) I don't readily make friends.
promptly slowly, with difficulty, hesitatingly
Translations
بِدون صُعوبهعلى إستِعدادعَلَى اِسْتِعْداد
ochotněsnadno
beredvilligtmed glædemed lethed
helposti
spremno
auîveldlegafúslega
すぐに
즉시
rade volje
beredvillig
อย่างไม่ลังเล
çabucakhazır bir şekildeisteyerekkolaycaseverek
sẵn sàng

readily

[ˈredɪlɪ] ADV
1. (= willingly) [accept, admit] → de buena gana
he had readily agreed to do the jobhabía accedido de buena gana a hacer el trabajo
2. (= easily) [accessible] → fácilmente
they are readily availablese pueden adquirir fácilmente
I could readily understand her anxietyentendía perfectamente su ansiedad
her confusion was readily apparent (frm) → se advertía su confusión de inmediato

readily

[ˈrɛdɪli] adv
(= willingly) → volontiers
She readily agreed → Elle a accepté volontiers.
(= easily) → facilement
to be readily available → être facilement disponible

readily

advbereitwillig; (= easily)leicht; readily to handgriffbereit; readily availableleicht erhältlich; readily accessibleleicht zugänglich; readily apparentoffensichtlich, leicht ersichtlich

readily

[ˈrɛdɪlɪ] adv (quickly) → prontamente; (willingly) → volentieri; (easily) → con facilità, facilmente

ready

(ˈredi) adjective
1. (negative unready) prepared; able to be used etc immediately or when needed; able to do (something) immediately or when necessary. I've packed our cases, so we're ready to leave; Is tea ready yet?; Your coat has been cleaned and is ready (to be collected).
2. (negative unready) willing. I'm always ready to help.
3. quick. You're too ready to find faults in other people; He always has a ready answer.
4. likely, about (to do something). My head feels as if it's ready to burst.
ˈreadiness noun
ˈreadily adverb
1. willingly. I'd readily help you.
2. without difficulty. I can readily answer all your questions.
ready cash
ready money.
ˌready-ˈmade adjective
(especially of clothes) made in standard sizes, and for sale to anyone who wishes to buy, rather than being made for one particular person. a ready-made suit.
ready money
coins and banknotes. I want to be paid in ready money, not by cheque.
ˌready-to-ˈwear adjective
(of clothes) ready-made.
in readiness
ready. I want everything in readiness for his arrival.

readily

عَلَى اِسْتِعْداد ochotně beredvilligt bereitwillig πρόθυμα prontamente helposti facilement spremno volentieri すぐに 즉시 graag villig chętnie prontamente охотно beredvillig อย่างไม่ลังเล hazır bir şekilde sẵn sàng 乐意地
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He had the not very common type of mind that perceives the merit in others more readily than their faults, and in himself the faults more readily than the merit.
By a transition readily understood, and which might have been as readily foreseen, we have been brought to merge in simple show our notions of taste itself
A bystander said to him, "Be satisfied with half the quantity, and you will readily draw out your hand.
It is less likely that he should have been able to compose or sing an English ballad; yet so much do we wish to assimilate Him of the Lion Heart to the band of warriors whom he led, that the anachronism, if there be one may readily be forgiven.
It is probable that we shall end by giving it gigantic dimensions; but however great may be the difficulties in the way, our mechanical genius will readily surmount them.
For during thousands of successive generations each individual beetle which flew least, either from its wings having been ever so little less perfectly developed or from indolent habit, will have had the best chance of surviving from not being blown out to sea; and, on the other hand, those beetles which most readily took to flight will oftenest have been blown to sea and thus have been destroyed.
I twigged it, knew it; had had the gift, might readily have prophesied it --for when I clapped my eye upon his skull I saw it.
Vanstone's character which Miss Garth, after many years of intimate experience, had never detected, she accepted the explanation as a matter of course; receiving it all the more readily inasmuch as it might, without impropriety, be communicated in substance to appease the irritated curiosity of the two young ladies.
The exercise of it by the people at large will be readily admitted to be impracticable; as waiving every other consideration, it would leave them little time to do anything else.
You may readily understand that I have occupied my mind with this subject, which was, necessarily, so interesting to me, but I have not been able to solve the problem with the appliances now known to mechanical science.
She seemed to be trying whether any of them would get angry or sulky with her; but the serfs fulfilled no one's orders so readily as they did hers.
Deep ruffs, painfully wrought bands, and gorgeously embroidered gloves, were all deemed necessary to the official state of men assuming the reins of power, and were readily allowed to individuals dignified by rank or wealth, even while sumptuary laws forbade these and similar extravagances to the plebeian order.