1 : in a direct and honest way

We must face these problems/issues squarely.

It’s time to deal squarely with the facts.

2 : in the exact location or position that is mentioned : EXACTLY, RIGHT

literature that is squarely in/within the American tradition

Their marketing campaign is aimed squarely at adolescents.

The dart hit the board squarely in the middle/center.

Look me squarely in the eye and tell me you’re not lying.

3 : in a way that makes direct contact

He hit the ball squarely.

Her feet were squarely planted.

4 : in a way that is not limited in any way : COMPLETELY

The responsibility lies squarely with us.