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nicely

adverb uk   /ˈnaɪs.li/ us  

nicely adverb (PLEASANT)

B2 well, pleasantly, or in a satisfactory way: Those trousers fit you nicely. You painted the room very nicely. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes until the cake is nicely browned. They said the baby was doing nicely (= was healthy) and would soon be back at home.
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nicely adverb (KIND)

B2 in a kind, friendly, or polite way: Well, I like her - she's always treated me very nicely. You can have another biscuit if you ask nicely.
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