Definitions for: Exact

[adj] exact in performance or amount; strictly correct; "a precise instrument"; "a precise measurement"
[adj] marked by strict and particular and complete accordance with fact; "an exact mind"; "an exact copy"; "hit the exact center of the target"
[v] 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"
[v] claim as due or just; "The bank demanded payment of the loan"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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,
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.

I took a great pains to make out the exact truth.
(Thucyd. )

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.

3. Precisely or definitely conceived or stated; strict.

An exact command, Larded with many several sorts of
reason. --Shak.

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.

He said into them, Exact no more than that which is
appointed you. --Luke. iii.

Years of servise past From grateful souls exact reward
at last --Dryden.

My designs Exact me in another place. --Massinger.

Ex*act", v. i.
To practice exaction. [R.]

The anemy shall not exact upon him. --Ps. lxxxix.

Synonyms: accurate, claim, correct, direct, literal, mathematical, photographic, precise, right, rigorous, strict, take, verbatim, word-for-word

Antonyms: inexact

See Also: ask, call, call for, call in, command, demand, involve, necessitate, need, perfect, postulate, require

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