UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈs3ːrtənli/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈsɝtənli/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(sûrtn lē)

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
cer•tain•ly /ˈsɜrtənli/USA pronunciation   adv. 
  1. surely;
    without doubt;
    undoubtedly:You certainly have done a fine job.
  2. (used to show strong feeling or enthusiasm about something, to show agreement with what has been said, or to answer "yes'' to a question):This is certainly a fine party, isn't it? Can I have my pen back, please? —Certainly, sir.
See -cert-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
cer•tain•ly  (sûrtn lē),USA pronunciation adv. 
  1. with certainty;
    without doubt;
    assuredly:I'll certainly be there.
  2. yes, of course:Certainly, take the keys.
  3. surely;
    to be sure:He certainly is successful.
  • 1250–1300; Middle English; see certain, -ly

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
certainly /ˈsɜːtənlɪ/ adv
  1. with certainty; without doubt: he certainly rides very well
sentence substitute
  1. by all means; definitely: used in answer to questions
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Collocations: yes, certainly!, certainly, take [one, my keys, your time], certainly not!, more...

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