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VERB (2)

1. claim as due or just;
- Example: "The bank demanded payment of the loan"
[syn: demand, exact]

2. take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs;
- Example: "the accident claimed three lives"
- Example: "The hard work took its toll on her"
[syn: claim, take, exact]


ADJECTIVE (2)

1. marked by strict and particular and complete accordance with fact;
- Example: "an exact mind"
- Example: "an exact copy"
- Example: "hit the exact center of the target"

2. (of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth ; strictly correct;
- Example: "a precise image"
- Example: "a precise measurement"
[syn: accurate, exact, precise]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Exact \Ex*act"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Exacted; p. pr. & vb. n. Exacting.] [From L. exactus, p. p. of exigere; or fr. LL. exactare: cf. OF. exacter. See Exact, a.] To demand or require authoritatively or peremptorily, as a right; to enforce the payment of, or a yielding of; to compel to yield or to furnish; hence, to wrest, as a fee or reward when none is due; -- followed by from or of before the one subjected to exaction; as, to exact tribute, fees, obedience, etc., from or of some one. [1913 Webster] He said into them, Exact no more than that which is appointed you. --Luke. iii. 13. [1913 Webster] Years of servise past From grateful souls exact reward at last --Dryden. [1913 Webster] My designs Exact me in another place. --Massinger. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Exact \Ex*act"\, a. [L. exactus precise, accurate, p. p. of exigere to drive out, to demand, enforce, finish, determine, measure; ex out + agere to drive; cf. F. exact. See Agent, Act.] 1. Precisely agreeing with a standard, a fact, or the truth; perfectly conforming; neither exceeding nor falling short in any respect; true; correct; precise; as, the clock keeps exact time; he paid the exact debt; an exact copy of a letter; exact accounts. [1913 Webster] I took a great pains to make out the exact truth. --Jowett (Thucyd. ) [1913 Webster] 2. Habitually careful to agree with a standard, a rule, or a promise; accurate; methodical; punctual; as, a man exact in observing an appointment; in my doings I was exact. "I see thou art exact of taste." --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. Precisely or definitely conceived or stated; strict. [1913 Webster] An exact command, Larded with many several sorts of reason. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Exact \Ex*act"\, v. i. To practice exaction. [R.] [1913 Webster] The anemy shall not exact upon him. --Ps. lxxxix. 22. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

exact adj 1: marked by strict and particular and complete accordance with fact; "an exact mind"; "an exact copy"; "hit the exact center of the target" [ant: inexact] 2: (of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth ; strictly correct; "a precise image"; "a precise measurement" [syn: accurate, exact, precise] v 1: claim as due or just; "The bank demanded payment of the loan" [syn: demand, exact] 2: take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs; "the accident claimed three lives"; "The hard work took its toll on her" [syn: claim, take, exact]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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