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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. at once

    The strong and general human tendency to procrastination is shown in the progressive weakening of the various words in this group. Immediately primarily signifies without the intervention of anything as a medium, hence without the intervention of any, even the briefest, interval or lapse of time. By and by, which was once a synonym, has become an antonym of immediately, meaning at some (perhaps remote) future time. Directly, which once meant with no intervening time, now means after some little while; presently no longer means in this very present, but before very long. Even immediately is sliding from its instantaneousness, so that we are fain to substitute at once, instantly, etc., when we would make promptness emphatic. Right away and right off are vigorous conversational expressions in the United States.

    directly, forthwith, immediately, instanter, instantly, now, presently, right away, right off, straightway, this instant, without delay

    after a while, by and by, hereafter, in the future, some time

Princeton's WordNet

  1. immediately, instantly, straightaway, straight off, directly, now, right away, at once, forthwith, like a shotadverb

    without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening

    "he answered immediately"; "found an answer straightaway"; "an official accused of dishonesty should be suspended forthwith"; "Come here now!"

    now, at one time, straight, at present, like a shot, instantly, instantaneously, in a flash, outright, nowadays, at a time, today, direct, directly, forthwith, promptly, straight off, straightaway, right away, flat, immediately

  2. at a time, at once, at one timeadverb


    "he took three cookies at a time"

    straightaway, like a shot, now, at one time, straight off, formerly, at a time, directly, immediately, right away, instantly, once, erstwhile, erst, forthwith

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. at once

    immediately, directly, forthwith, straightway, without delay

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How to use at once in a sentence?

  1. Lucius Annaeus Seneca:

    Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.

  2. Andrew Paulus:

    It was a party setting. I saw everyone was doing it, so I was like,' Let me just try it once just to see what this fuss is about,'.

  3. House Judiciary:

    For years, high-ranking Democrats in leadership positions in Congress claimed the special counsel's report would provide definitive proof of collusion, and today's report has proven that to be an outright lie once and for all.

  4. Catherine Drinker Bowen:

    Writing, I think, is not apart from living. Writing is a kind of double living. The writer experiences everything twice. Once in reality and once in the mirror which waits always before or behind.

  5. Steve Ng:

    It feels like once the Umbrella Movement was over, we didn't know which way to go from there, i wanted to see if I had the ability to continue to push the democratic movement.

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Translations for at once

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  • حالاًArabic
  • a la vegadaCatalan, Valencian
  • najednouCzech
  • sofort, auf einmal, gleichzeitigGerman
  • αμέσως, με μιας, ταυτόχροναGreek
  • a la vez, enseguida, ahora mismoSpanish
  • heti, hetimmiten, välittömästi, pikimmiten, oitis, viipymättäFinnish
  • à la fois, en même temps, immédiatement, tout de suiteFrench
  • gu grad, anns a' bhad, sa bhadScottish Gaelic
  • azonnal, tüstént, rögtön, egyszerre, mentenHungarian
  • quikIdo
  • subito, immediatamenteItalian
  • すぐJapanese
  • tegelijkertijd, dadelijk, tegelijk, meteen, direct, ineensDutch
  • straks, med én gang, samtidig, på en gangNorwegian
  • zaraz, od razuPolish
  • na hora, ao mesmo tempoPortuguese
  • вместе, немедленно, сейчас же, одновременно, сразу, тут жеRussian
  • одмах, истовремено, одједномSerbo-Croatian
  • menjëherë, përnjëherëshAlbanian
  • direkt, genast, med en gång, på samma gång, omedelbart, på direkten, samtidigtSwedish
  • ఒకే సారిTelugu
  • hemen, tezden, derhâl, çabucakTurkish

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