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Meaning of “promptly” in the English Dictionary

"promptly" in British English

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promptlyadverb

uk   /ˈprɒmpt.li/  us   /ˈprɑːmpt-/
B2 quickly, without ​delay, or at the ​arrangedtime: We'll have to ​leavefairly promptly (= on ​time) if we ​want to ​catch that ​train. We ​try to ​answerreaders' ​letters as promptly (= ​quickly) as we can. She ​promised she'd ​keep it ​secret and promptly (= ​immediately after) went and told Dad!

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(Definition of promptly from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"promptly" in Business English

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promptlyadverb

uk   us   /ˈprɒmptli/
quickly, without delay, or at the ​arrangedtime: start/finish promptly The ​meeting will ​start promptly at 9am. The ​trainleft promptly at 8:06.
(Definition of promptly from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “promptly”
in Arabic فَورا…
in Korean 재빠르게…
in Portuguese rapidamente, imediatamente…
in Catalan ràpidament, de seguida…
in Japanese 直ちに, 即座に…
in Chinese (Simplified) 迅速地,立即地, 依照预定时间地…
in Chinese (Traditional) 迅速地,立即,依照預定時間地…
in Italian sollecitamente…
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