Meaning of “readily” in the English Dictionary

"readily" in British English

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readilyadverb

uk /ˈred.əl.i/ us /ˈred.əl.i/

B2 quickly, immediately, willingly, or without any problem:

He readily agreed to help.
Larger sizes are readily available.

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  • He had not expected the people so readily to internalize the values of democracy.
  • Widespread ionization occurs readily in the earth's upper atmosphere.
  • I readily accepted his offer.
  • The board readily accepted the suggestions of the tribunal.
  • The new proposals were readily adopted by the company.

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

"readily" in American English

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readilyadverb

us /ˈred·əl·i/

readily adverb (WILLINGLY)

[ not gradable ] willingly:

Cory readily admits he was hired because of his contacts.

readily adverb (PREPARED)

quickly or easily:

The complete collection is now readily available to researchers through the Internet.

(Definition of “readily” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)