Definitions for exactɪgˈzækt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
strictly accurate or correct:
an exact description.
precise, as opposed to approximate:
the exact date.
admitting of no deviation, as laws or discipline; strict or rigorous.
capable of the greatest precision:
characterized by or using strict accuracy:
an exact thinker.
(v.t.)to call for, demand, or require:
to exact respect.
to force or compel the payment, yielding, or performance of:
to exact a ransom.
Origin of exact:
1400–50; late ME < L exāctus, orig. ptp. of exigere to drive out, enforce, exact =ex-ex -1+-igere, comb. form of agere to drive, do, act
marked by strict and particular and complete accordance with fact
"an exact mind"; "an exact copy"; "hit the exact center of the target"
accurate, exact, precise(verb)
(of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth ; strictly correct
"a precise image"; "a precise measurement"
claim as due or just
"The bank demanded payment of the loan"
claim, take, exact(verb)
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the exact details; exact directions to my house; the exact amount of money
To demand and enforce the payment or performance of.
To make desirable or necessary.
To forcibly obtain or produce.
to exact revenge
Precisely agreeing with a standard, a fact, or the truth; perfectly conforming; neither exceeding nor falling short in any respect.
Habitually careful to agree with a standard, a rule, or a promise; accurate; methodical; punctual
Precisely or definitely conceived or stated; strict.
Such that the kernel of one homomorphism is the image of the preceding one.
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
to practice exaction
Translations for exact
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
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.
- مَضْبوط، صَحيحArabic
- exatoPortuguese (BR)
- nøjagtig; præcisDanish
- ακριβής, ορθόςGreek
- točan, egzaktanCroatian
- nøyaktig, presisNorwegian
- 精確的Chinese (Trad.)
- بالکل صحیح تفصیلUrdu
- chính xácVietnamese
- 精确的Chinese (Simp.)
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