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pre·cise·ly

 (prĭ-sīs′lē)
adv.
1. In a precise manner.
2. Used as an intensive: Inferior equipment was precisely the reason some hikers refused to continue the climb.

precisely

(prɪˈsaɪslɪ)
adv
in a precise manner
sentence substitute
exactly: used to confirm a statement by someone else
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.precisely - indicating exactness or preciseness; "he was doing precisely (or exactly) what she had told him to do"; "it was just as he said--the jewel was gone"; "it has just enough salt"
2.precisely - in a precise manner; "she always expressed herself precisely"
imprecisely, inexactly - in an imprecise manner; "he expressed himself imprecisely"
3.precisely - just as it should be; "`Precisely, my lord,' he said"

precisely

adverb
1. exactly, bang on, squarely, correctly, absolutely, strictly, accurately, plumb (informal), slap on (informal), square on, on the dot, smack on (informal) The meeting began at precisely 4.00 p.m.
2. just so, yes, absolutely, exactly, quite so, you bet (informal), without a doubt, on the button (informal), indubitably `Is that what you meant?' - `Precisely.'
3. just, entirely, absolutely, altogether, exactly, in all respects That is precisely what I suggested.
4. word for word, literally, exactly, to the letter, neither more nor less Please repeat precisely what she said.

precisely

adverb
1. In an exact manner:
2. With precision or absolute conformity:
Slang: smack-dab.
Translations
بِالتَحْدِيدبالضَّبْطتماما، بالضَّبْط
přesněsprávně
helt nøjagtigtnetoppræcist
täsmälleen
točno
einmittnákvæmlega
正確に
정확하게
točno
precis
อย่างแม่นยำ
tam olarakDoğruEvet öyleHaklısınıztam
chính xác

precisely

[prɪˈsaɪslɪ] ADV
1. (= exactly) → exactamente
we have precisely 17 minutes before the train leavestenemos exactamente 17 minutos antes de que salga el tren
at four o'clock precisely; at precisely four o'clocka las cuatro en punto
precisely!¡exactamente!, ¡efectivamente!
precisely what was it that you wanted?¿qué era lo que quería usted exactamente?
2. (= expressly) → precisamente
he liked her precisely because of her forthrightnessle caía bien precisamente por lo franca que era
3. (= with precision) [calculate, measure] → con precisión
4. (= meticulously) → meticulosamente

precisely

[prɪˈsaɪsli] adv
(= exactly) → précisément
Nobody knows precisely how many people are living in the camp → Personne ne sait précisément combien de personnes vivent dans le camp.
Boil the eggs for precisely four minutes
BUT Faites bouillir les œufs pendant exactement 4 minutes.
It's precisely because ... → C'est précisément parce que ...
at 2 o'clock precisely → à deux heures précises
precisely! → exactement!
(= accurately) [describe, define, time] → précisément

precisely

advgenau; answer, describe, work alsopräzise; use instrumentexakt; at precisely 7 o’clock, at 7 o’clock preciselyPunkt 7 Uhr, genau um 7 Uhr; what precisely do you mean/want?was meinen/wollen Sie eigentlich genau?; but it is precisely because the money supply is …aber gerade deshalb, weil das Kapital … ist; that is precisely why I don’t want itgenau deshalb will ich es nicht; precisely nothinggar nichts; or more preciselyoder genauer

precisely

[prɪˈsaɪslɪ] advcon precisione
at 4 o'clock precisely, at precisely 4 o'clock → alle 4 precise or in punto
what precisely is her job? → che lavoro fa esattamente?
precisely! → precisamente!, proprio così!

precise

(priˈsais) adjective
1. exact. Give me his precise words; precise instructions; a precise translation.
2. careful to be accurate and exact in manner, speech etc. He is always very precise.
preˈciseness noun
preˈcisely adverb
1. exactly. at midday precisely; Precisely what do you mean?; He spoke very precisely.
2. used to express complete agreement. `So you think we should wait until tomorrow?' `Precisely.'
preˈcision (-ˈsiʒən) noun
exactness; accuracy. He spoke with great precision; (also adjective) precision tools (=tools used for obtaining very accurate results).

precisely

بِالتَحْدِيد přesně præcist genau ακριβώς con precisión täsmälleen précisément točno precisamente 正確に 정확하게 precies presis dokładnie precisamente точно precis อย่างแม่นยำ tam olarak chính xác 正好
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But precisely to the hero is BEAUTY the hardest thing of all.
When Oblonsky asked Levin what had brought him to town, Levin blushed, and was furious with himself for blushing, because he could not answer, "I have come to make your sister-in-law an offer," though that was precisely what he had come for.
On the road to Vincennes, to-morrow, at two o'clock precisely.
It is the custom to trumpet forth much wonder and astonishment at the chief actors therein setting at defiance so completely the opinion of the world; but there is no greater fallacy; it is precisely because they do consult the opinion of their own little world that such things take place at all, and strike the great world dumb with amazement.
Before entering upon so grave a matter as the destruction of our national fabric, with all its benefits, its memories, and its hopes, would it not be wise to ascertain precisely why we do it?
The mirror is doubtless defective, the outlines will sometimes be disturbed, the reflection faint or confused; but I feel as much bound to tell you as precisely as I can what that reflection is, as if I were in the witness-box, narrating my experience on oath.
He arose in a terrible passion, slouched his funnel down over his eyes, swore a vast oath, uttered a threat of some character which I did not precisely comprehend, and finally made me a low bow and departed, wishing me, in the language of the archbishop in Gil-Blas, "beaucoup de bonheur et un peu plus de bon sens.
She is not of a disposition to do you credit in the world, and seems precisely in her proper place at Churchhill, with the Vernons.
I met him again not a quarter of an hour ago, and his manner was precisely the same: he merely bowed and passed on.
ye needn't say a word now -- I will, I tell ye, and there's an end of it; so look out for it -- it will come to hand some of these fine days, precisely when ye are looking for it the least
He was the owner of another, not quite so "good" - the jolly corner having been, from far back, superlatively extended and consecrated; and the value of the pair represented his main capital, with an income consisting, in these later years, of their respective rents which (thanks precisely to their original excellent type) had never been depressingly low.
Moliere or Beaumarchais would reply to you, madame, that it was precisely because I was not, that I had cured my patients; for myself, I am content to say to you that I have studied chemistry and the natural sciences somewhat deeply, but still only as an amateur, you understand.