with certainty; without doubt; assuredly:
I’ll certainly be there.
yes, of course:
Certainly, take the keys.
surely; to be sure:
He certainly is successful.
with certainty; without doubt: he certainly rides very well
sentence substitute
by all means; definitely: used in answer to questions

c.1300, in all main modern senses, from certain + -ly (2).


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