immediately Definition

  • 1without any delay; instantly
  • 2near the beginning of a period of time

Using immediately: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "immediately" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I need to speak with you immediately.

  • Example

    The concert sold out immediately after tickets went on sale.

  • Example

    She recognized him immediately.

  • Example

    Immediately after the accident, the police arrived at the scene.

immediately Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for immediately

Phrases with immediately

  • directly next to or adjoining something else


    The new building is immediately adjacent to the old one.

  • obvious or clear without needing further explanation


    The problem was immediately apparent to everyone in the room.

  • able to be obtained or used right away


    The information is not immediately available, but I will try to get it for you as soon as possible.


Summary: immediately in Brief

The adverb 'immediately' [ɪˈmiːdiətli] means without any delay, instantly, or near the beginning of a period of time. It can be used in phrases like 'immediately adjacent' and 'immediately apparent.' Examples include 'I need to speak with you immediately,' and 'Immediately after the accident, the police arrived at the scene.'

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