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Meaning of 'exact' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Exact [ a.]
- 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.
- 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.
- Precisely or definitely conceived or stated; strict.
- 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.
2 . Exact [ v. i.]
- To practice exaction.

Meaning of 'exact' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . exact [ v]
Meaning (1):
- take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs
Example in sentence:
  • the accident claimed three lives;
  • The hard work took its toll on her
Meaning (2):
- claim as due or just
Example in sentence:
  • The bank demanded payment of the loan
3 . exact [ a]
Meaning (3):
- marked by strict and particular and complete accordance with fact
Example in sentence:
  • an exact copy;
  • an exact mind;
  • hit the exact center of the target
4 . exact [ s]
Meaning (4):
- (of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth; strictly correct
Example in sentence:
  • a precise image;
  • a precise measurement