in a satisfactory, pleasant, or attractive way:
He was handsome and nicely dressed.
The table fits in nicely with the rest of the furniture.
The wound healed up nicely.
The garden's coming along very nicely now (=it is growing well).
in a pleasant, polite, or friendly way:
in a friendly/pleasant way
I'm sure he'll help if you ask him nicely.
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to be successful and be earning a lot of money:
The business is doing quite nicely.
Ed's doing very nicely for himself out in Japan.
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used when saying that something is very suitable and is just what you want:
'Will cheese sandwiches be okay?' 'Yes, that'll do nicely.'
exactly or carefully:
a nicely calculated distance