Something that is accurate is exact and true. It's important to be accurate in the kitchen with your measurements and in the courtroom with your testimony.

The adjective accurate comes from the Latin roots ad curare, meaning "to take care," and that is precisely what you do when you make sure something is accurate. You take care to make sure it is perfectly correct: an accurate answer, an accurate headcount, an accurate assessment of the problem. By adding the Latin root in, meaning not, you can make the antonym inaccurate (not accurate).

Definitions of accurate

adj (of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth ; strictly correct

exact, precise
correct, right
free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth

adj conforming exactly or almost exactly to fact or to a standard or performing with total accuracy

“an accurate reproduction”
“the accounting was accurate
accurate measurements”
“an accurate scale”
close, faithful
marked by fidelity to an original
accurate and to the point
hi-fi, high-fidelity
characterized by minimal distortion in sound reproduction
performed with great precision
in keeping with the facts
dead on target, true
accurately placed or thrown
right, veracious
precisely accurate
correct, right
free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth
marked by strict and particular and complete accordance with fact
sharply exact or accurate or delimited
not exact
away, outside
(of a baseball pitch) on the far side of home plate from the batter
faulty, incorrect, wrong
characterized by errors; not agreeing with a model or not following established rules
not trustworthy
wide, wide of the mark
not on target
incorrect, wrong
not correct; not in conformity with fact or truth
not exact
not precise
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