Từ điển trực tuyến - Online Dictionary

English - Vietnamese Dictionary
immediate /i'mi:djət/
  • tính từ
    • trực tiếp
      • an immediate cause: nguyên nhân trực tiếp
    • lập tức, tức thì, ngay, trước mắt
      • an immediate answer: câu trả lời lập tức
      • an immediate task: nhiệm vụ trước mắt
    • gần gũi, gần nhất, sát cạnh
      • my immediate neighbour: ông bạn láng giềng sát vách của tôi
Concise Dictionary
+very close or connected in space or time
+having no intervening medium
+immediately before or after as in a chain of cause and effect
+of the present time and place
+performed with little or no delay

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 instantaneous, instant, abrupt, sudden, swift; spontaneous, instinctive, triggered, unhesitating, unthinking, automatic, reflex, knee-jerk:
Why is your immediate reaction always to say 'It cannot be done'?
2 direct, nearest, next, closest, adjacent, proximate; nearby:
Although he had cancer, the immediate cause of death was pneumonia. Is there a phone box in the immediate vicinity?
3 existing, present, current, actual, pressing, urgent:
The immediate problem is to find a way of getting out of here.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ adjective
1 happening or done without delay
Synonym: INSTANT
an immediate reaction / response + to take immediate action + RAM stores information for immediate access.
2 [usually before noun] existing now and needing urgent attention: Our immediate concern is to help the families of those who died. + The effects of global warming, while not immediate, are potentially catastrophic. + The hospital says she's out of immediate danger. + The report focuses on some of the more immediate problems facing us.
3 [only before noun] next to or very close to a particular place or time: in the immediate vicinity + The prospects for the immediate future are good. + in the immediate aftermath of the war + The director is standing on her immediate right. + my immediate predecessor in the job (= the person who had the job just before me)
4 [only before noun] having a direct effect: The immediate cause of death is unknown.
Idioms see EFFECT n.
Collocation Dictionary


be, seem
The effect seems immediate.


The painkillers brought almost immediate relief.

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