promptly
adverb see prompt III

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Promptly — Prompt ly, adv. In a prompt manner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • promptly — index as soon as feasible, forthwith, instantly, readily Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • promptly — [adv] immediately at once, directly, expeditiously, fast, flat out*, fleetly, hastily, in nothing flat*, instantly, lickety split*, like a shot*, now, on the dot*, on the double*, on time, PDQ*, posthaste, pronto, punctually, quickly, rapidly,… …   New thesaurus

  • promptly — prompt prompt 1 [prɒmpt ǁ prɑːmpt] adjective done quickly, immediately, or at the right time: • We guarantee prompt delivery of your purchases. • Many customers are taking advantage of a 2.5% discount for prompt payment. promptly adverb : •… …   Financial and business terms

  • promptly — [[t]prɒ̱mptli[/t]] 1) ADV GRADED: ADV with v If you do something promptly, you do it immediately. Sister Francesca entered the chapel, took her seat, and promptly fell asleep. Syn: immediately 2) ADV: ADV with v, ADV at/on n If you do something… …   English dictionary

  • promptly — prompt|ly [ˈprɔmptli US ˈpra: ] adv 1.) at the right time without being late = ↑on time ▪ She arrived promptly. 2.) immediately ▪ She turned off the alarm and promptly went back to sleep. 3.) without delay ▪ A reply came very promptly …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • promptly — prompt|ly [ pramptli ] adverb * 1. ) immediately: The ambulance arrived promptly. a ) used for saying that someone does something immediately after doing another thing when this is surprising: He offered to help, then promptly forgot. 2. ) at… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • promptly */ — UK [ˈprɒmptlɪ] / US [ˈprɑmptlɪ] adverb 1) a) immediately The ambulance arrived promptly. b) used for saying that someone does something immediately after doing another thing when this is surprising He offered to help, then promptly forgot. 2) at… …   English dictionary

  • promptly — adverb 1. with little or no delay (Freq. 4) the rescue squad arrived promptly come here, quick! • Syn: ↑quickly, ↑quick • Derived from adjective: ↑quick ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • promptly — adverb 1) William arrived promptly at 7:30 Syn: punctually, on time; informal bang on, on the button, on the dot, on the nose Ant: late 2) I expect the matter to be dealt with promptly Syn: without delay …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • promptly — adverb 1) William arrived promptly at 7.30 Syn: punctually, on time; informal on the dot, bang on; Brit.; informal spot on; N.Amer.; informal on the button, on the nose 2) I expect the matter to be dealt with promptly Syn …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

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