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Our government must take immediate action.
The rebels demanded the immediate release of the prisoners.
Restrictions on advertising had an immediate impact on rates of teenage smoking.
I handed in my resignation, with immediate effect.
My immediate response was to say yes.
The announcement brought immediate denunciation from environmental bodies.
There doesn’t seem to be any immediate danger.
The French threat was the most immediate and damaging.
in the immediate prewar period
terrible pictures of the immediate aftermath of the earthquake
The two men have different plans for the immediate future.
Our immediate aim is to qualify for next year’s finals.
She is my immediate superior (=the person directly in charge of me).
members of the President’s immediate entourage
People who have immediate family on the plane are asked to contact this number.
There are several pleasant walks in the immediate vicinity.
This is the British English definition of immediate. View American English definition of immediate.