exactly Definition

  • 1used to emphasize the complete accuracy or truth of a statement
  • 2used to indicate that something is done correctly or in a precise manner

Using exactly: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "exactly" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I know exactly what you mean.

  • Example

    The instructions must be followed exactly.

  • Example

    The temperature should be kept at exactly 25 degrees Celsius.

  • Example

    I want this done exactly right.

exactly Synonyms and Antonyms


Summary: exactly in Brief

'Exactly' [ɪɡˈzæktli] is an adverb used to emphasize the accuracy or truth of a statement, as in 'I know exactly what you mean.' It can also indicate that something is done precisely or correctly, as in 'The instructions must be followed exactly.' Synonyms include 'precisely,' 'accurately,' and 'correctly.' Antonyms include 'approximately' and 'vaguely.'

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