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ex·act

 (ĭg-zăkt′)
adj.
1. Strictly and completely in accord with fact; not deviating from truth or reality: an exact account; an exact replica; your exact words.
2. Characterized by accurate measurements or inferences with small margins of error; not approximate: an exact figure; an exact science.
3. Characterized by strict adherence to standards or rules: an exact speaker.
tr.v. ex·act·ed, ex·act·ing, ex·acts
1. To force the payment or yielding of; extort: exact tribute from a conquered people.
2. To demand and obtain by force or authority: a harsh leader who exacts obedience.
3. To inflict (vengeance or punishment, for example).

[Latin exāctus, past participle of exigere, to weigh out, demand : ex-, ex- + agere, to weigh; see ag- in Indo-European roots.]

ex·act′a·ble adj.
ex·act′ness n.
ex·ac′tor, ex·act′er n.

exact

(ɪɡˈzækt)
adj
1. correct in every detail; strictly accurate: an exact copy.
2. precise, as opposed to approximate; neither more nor less: the exact sum.
3. (prenominal) specific; particular: this exact spot.
4. operating with very great precision: exact instruments.
5. allowing no deviation from a standard; rigorous; strict: an exact mind.
6. based mainly on measurement and the formulation of laws, as opposed to description and classification: physics is an exact science.
vb (tr)
7. to force or compel (payment or performance); extort: to exact tribute.
8. to demand as a right; insist upon: to exact respect from one's employees.
9. to call for or require: this work exacts careful effort.
[C16: from Latin exactus driven out, from exigere to drive forth, from agere to drive]
exˈactable adj
exˈactness n
exˈactor, exˈacter n

ex•act

(ɪgˈzækt)

adj.
1. strictly accurate or correct: an exact description.
2. precise, as opposed to approximate: the exact date.
3. admitting of no deviation, as laws or discipline; strict or rigorous.
4. capable of the greatest precision: exact instruments.
5. characterized by or using strict accuracy: an exact thinker.
v.t.
6. to call for, demand, or require: to exact respect.
7. to force or compel the payment, yielding, or performance of: to exact a ransom.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin exāctus, orig. past participle of exigere to drive out, enforce, exact =ex- ex-1 + -igere, comb. form of agere to drive, do, act]
ex•act′a•ble, adj.
ex•act′er, ex•ac′tor, n.
ex•act′ness, n.

exact


Past participle: exacted
Gerund: exacting

Imperative
exact
exact
Present
I exact
you exact
he/she/it exacts
we exact
you exact
they exact
Preterite
I exacted
you exacted
he/she/it exacted
we exacted
you exacted
they exacted
Present Continuous
I am exacting
you are exacting
he/she/it is exacting
we are exacting
you are exacting
they are exacting
Present Perfect
I have exacted
you have exacted
he/she/it has exacted
we have exacted
you have exacted
they have exacted
Past Continuous
I was exacting
you were exacting
he/she/it was exacting
we were exacting
you were exacting
they were exacting
Past Perfect
I had exacted
you had exacted
he/she/it had exacted
we had exacted
you had exacted
they had exacted
Future
I will exact
you will exact
he/she/it will exact
we will exact
you will exact
they will exact
Future Perfect
I will have exacted
you will have exacted
he/she/it will have exacted
we will have exacted
you will have exacted
they will have exacted
Future Continuous
I will be exacting
you will be exacting
he/she/it will be exacting
we will be exacting
you will be exacting
they will be exacting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been exacting
you have been exacting
he/she/it has been exacting
we have been exacting
you have been exacting
they have been exacting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been exacting
you will have been exacting
he/she/it will have been exacting
we will have been exacting
you will have been exacting
they will have been exacting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been exacting
you had been exacting
he/she/it had been exacting
we had been exacting
you had been exacting
they had been exacting
Conditional
I would exact
you would exact
he/she/it would exact
we would exact
you would exact
they would exact
Past Conditional
I would have exacted
you would have exacted
he/she/it would have exacted
we would have exacted
you would have exacted
they would have exacted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.exact - claim as due or just; "The bank demanded payment of the loan"
command - demand as one's due; "This speaker commands a high fee"; "The author commands a fair hearing from his readers"
claim - ask for legally or make a legal claim to, as of debts, for example; "They claimed on the maximum allowable amount"
call in, call - demand payment of (a loan); "Call a loan"
2.exact - 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"
necessitate, need, require, call for, demand, postulate, involve, ask, take - require as useful, just, or proper; "It takes nerve to do what she did"; "success usually requires hard work"; "This job asks a lot of patience and skill"; "This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice"; "This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert"; "This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent"
Adj.1.exact - marked by strict and particular and complete accordance with fact; "an exact mind"; "an exact copy"; "hit the exact center of the target"
accurate - 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"
literal - limited to the explicit meaning of a word or text; "a literal translation"
perfect - being complete of its kind and without defect or blemish; "a perfect circle"; "a perfect reproduction"; "perfect happiness"; "perfect manners"; "a perfect specimen"; "a perfect day"
precise - sharply exact or accurate or delimited; "a precise mind"; "specified a precise amount"; "arrived at the precise moment"
inexact - not exact
2.exact - (of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth exact - (of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth ; strictly correct; "a precise image"; "a precise measurement"
correct, right - free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth; "the correct answer"; "the correct version"; "the right answer"; "took the right road"; "the right decision"

exact

verb
1. demand, claim, require, call for, force, impose, command, squeeze, extract, compel, wring, wrest, insist upon, extort He has exacted a high price for his co-operation.
2. inflict, apply, impose, administer, mete out, deal out She exacted a terrible revenge on her attackers.

exact

adjective
2. Strictly distinguished from others:
3. Not deviating from correctness, accuracy, or completeness:
4. Having no errors:
5. Being an exact amount or number:
Idiom: on the nose.
6. Conforming completely to established rule:
verb
1. To obtain by coercion or intimidation:
Slang: shake down.
2. To establish and apply as compulsory:
3. To ask for urgently or insistently:
Idiom: cry out for.
Translations
دَقيقمَضْبُوطمَضْبوط، صَحيحيَفْرِض الدَّفْع، يَفْرِض غَرامَه
přesný
præcisafkræveforlangenøjagtig
tarkkatäsmällineneksakti
precizan
heimta, krefjastnákvæmur
正確な
정확한
išreikalautikaip tiktaip
akurātspieprasītprecīzs
vymáhať
natančentočen
exakt
ถูกต้องแม่นยำ
chính xác

exact

[ɪgˈzækt]
A. ADJ
1. (= precise) [number, copy, translation] → exacto; [meaning, instructions, time, amount, date, location] → exacto, preciso; [cause, nature] → preciso
his exact words werelo que dijo, textualmente, era ...
to be exact, there were three of uspara ser exactos, éramos tresen concreto, éramos tres
can you be more exact?precise, por favor
to be an exact likeness of sth/sbser exactamente igual a algo/algn
until this exact momenthasta este preciso momento
to be the exact opposite (of)ser exactamente or justo lo contrario (de)
the exact same place/house (US) → exactamente el mismo sitio/la misma casa
2. (= meticulous) [description, analysis, scientist, work, study] → preciso, meticuloso; [instrument] → preciso
B. VT [+ money, payment, obedience, allegiance] (= demand) → exigir; (= obtain) → obtener (from de) [+ promise] → conseguir, arrancar; [+ taxes] → recaudar
to exact revengevengarse
C. CPD exact science Nciencia f exacta
history is not an exact sciencela historia no es una ciencia exacta
the exact sciences NPLlas ciencias exactas

exact

[ɪgˈzækt]
adj
(= precise) [time, place] → exact(e); [words] → exact(e); [number] → exact(e)
the exact opposite → exactement le contraire
this exact moment → ce moment précis
... to be exact → ... pour être précis
... to be more exact → ... plus précisément
[person] → rigoureux/euse
vt
They exacted a high price for their cooperation → Ils faisaient payer cher leur coopération.
to exact sth from sb → arracher qch à qn

exact

adj
(= precise)genau; translationwörtlich; to be exact about somethingetw genau darlegen; do you have the exact amount?haben Sie es passend?; please have the exact fare readybitte Fahrgeld abgezählt bereithalten; they won’t know the exact nature of the problem until tomorrowsie werden erst morgen erfahren, worum es sich bei dem Problem genau handelt; until this exact momentbis genau zu diesem Augenblick; the exact thing I wantgenau das, was ich will; the exact same thinggenau das gleiche; the exact oppositedas genaue Gegenteil; he’s 47 to be exacter ist 47, um genau zu sein; they evolved from reptiles, dinosaurs to be exactsie stammen von Reptilien ab, genau(er) gesagt, von Dinosauriern; or to be more exactoder, genauer gesagt
(= meticulous) persongenau, exakt; to be very exact in one’s workpeinlich genau arbeiten; exact science (lit, fig)exakte Wissenschaft
vt (form) money, obedience, revengefordern; paymenteintreiben; promiseabverlangen (from sb jdm); guarantee, assuranceverlangen (from von); to exact a high price (fig)einen hohen Preis fordern

exact

[ɪgˈzækt]
1. adj (number, value, meaning, time) → esatto/a; (instructions, description) → preciso/a
it's an exact copy of the original → è una copia perfetta dell'originale
her exact words were ... → le sue precise parole sono state...
to be exact, there were three of us → per essere precisi eravamo in tre
the exact opposite (of) → l'esatto contrario (di)
2. vt to exact sth (from) (frm) → esigere qc (da)

exact

(igˈzӕkt) adjective
1. absolutely accurate or correct in every detail; the same in every detail; precise. What are the exact measurements of the room?; For this recipe the quantities must be absolutely exact; an exact copy; What is the exact time?; He walked in at that exact moment.
2. (of a person, his mind etc) capable of being accurate over small details. Accountants have to be very exact.
verb
to force the payment of or giving of. We should exact fines from everyone who drops litter on the streets.
exˈacting adjective
requiring much effort or work from a person. a very exacting job.
exˈactly adverb
1. just; quite; absolutely. He's exactly the right man for the job.
2. in accurate detail; precisely. Work out the prices exactly; What exactly did you say?
3. used as a reply meaning `I quite agree'.
exˈactness noun

exact

مَضْبُوط přesný præcis genau ακριβής exacto tarkka exact precizan esatto 正確な 정확한 exact eksakt dokładny exato точный exakt ถูกต้องแม่นยำ tam chính xác 精确的

exact

a. exacto-a;
adv. exactamente.

exact

adj exacto
References in classic literature ?
She meant `facinating', but as Grace didn't know the exact meaning of either word, fastidious sounded well and made a good impression.
I should like to look at the creature'; if it is a true Iroquois I can tell him by his knavish look, and by his paint," said the scout; stepping past the charger of Heyward, and entering the path behind the mare of the singing master, whose foal had taken advantage of the halt to exact the maternal contribution.
Now, there is a minute and almost exact similarity in the appearances connected with the death that occurred yesterday and those recorded of the death of Clifford's uncle thirty years ago.
Let me say here distinctly, to have done with it, that this narrative, from an exact transcript of my own made much later, is what I shall presently give.
His own person was the exact embodiment of his utilitarian character.
And as for my exact knowledge of the bones of the leviathan in their gigantic, full grown development, for that rare knowledge I am indebted to my late royal friend Tranquo, king of Tranque, one of the Arsacides.
It would be pleasant to record that he swore off drinking immediately, and all the rest of his bad habits with it; but that would hardly be exact.
We men of the world must wink pretty hard at various things, and get used to a deal that isn't the exact thing.
You can't SING "Above wonderfully there," because it simply won't go to the tune, without damaging the singer; but it is a most clingingly exact translation of DORT OBEN WUNDERBAR--fits it like a blister.
There was some books, too, piled up perfectly exact, on each corner of the table.
One was a little fairer than the other, but otherwise they were exact duplicates.
and each speaker pointed out the exact spot where the lost lads stood at the time, and then added something like "and I was a-standing just so -- just as I am now, and as if you was him -- I was as close as that -- and he smiled, just this way -- and then something seemed to go all over me, like -- awful, you know -- and I never thought what it meant, of course, but I can see now