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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.
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.
This is the British English definition of immediate. View American English definition of immediate.
getting smaller, weaker, or less important