Definitions for exact
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word 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, exact, preciseverb
(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, exactverb
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"
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: exactus, Latin.
All this, exact to rule, were brought about,
Were but in a combat in the lifts left out. Alexander Pope, Ess. on Crit.
What if you and I enquire how money matters stand between us? —— With all my heart, I love exact dealing; and let Hocus audit. John Arbuthnot, John Bull.
Many gentlemen turn out of the seats of their ancestors, to make way for such new masters as have been more exact in their accounts than themselves. Spectator, №. 174.
In my doings I was exact. Ecclus. li. 19.
Etymology: exigo, exactus, Latin.
Thou now exact’st the penalty,
Which is a pound of this poor merchant’s flesh. William Shakespeare.
Of a foreigner thou mayest exact it again; but that which is thine with thy brother, thine hand shall release. Deut. xv. 3.
Exact of servants to be faithful and diligent. Taylor.
From us his foes pronounc’d glory he exacts. John Milton.
The hand of fate is over us, and heaven
Exacts severity from all our thoughts. Joseph Addison, Cato.
Years of service past,
From grateful souls exact reward at last. John Dryden, Knight’s Tale.
Where they design a recompence for benefits received, they are less solicitous to make it when it is exacted. George Smalridge.
Let us descend now therefore from this top
Of speculation; for the hour precise
Exacts our parting hence. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. xii.
And justice to my father’s soul, exact
This cruel piety. John Denham, Sophy.
To practise extortion.
The enemy shall not exact upon him. Ps. lxxx. 22.
"Exact" refers to something that is entirely correct, completely accurate, or precise in every detail. It involves strict adherence to rules or standards without any variance or deviation. This term can be used in various contexts, such as measurement, timing, description or accounting, among others.
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
Etymology: [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.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
egz-akt′, v.t. to force from: to compel full payment of: to make great demands, or to demand urgently: to extort: to inflict.—v.i. to practice extortion.—adj. precise: careful: punctual: true: certain or demonstrable.—p.adj. Exact′ing, compelling full payment of: unreasonable in making demands.—ns. Exac′tion, act of exacting or demanding strictly: an oppressive demand: that which is exacted, as excessive work or tribute; Exact′itude, exactness: correctness.—adv. Exact′ly.—ns. Exact′ment; Exact′ness, quality of being exact: accuracy; Exact′or, -er, one who exacts: an extortioner: one who claims rights, often too strictly:—fem. Exact′ress.—Exact sciences, the mathematical sciences, of which the results are demonstrable. [L. exigĕre, exactum—ex, out, agĕre, to drive.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'exact' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4236
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Rank popularity for the word 'exact' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3858
Rank popularity for the word 'exact' in Adjectives Frequency: #562
The numerical value of exact in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of exact in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Any person who is a parent, who has more than one child, can tell you that no two children learn the same. They are not motivated in the same way. They don’t work at the same level. So the idea that the exact same school structure, with the exact same curriculum, is going to work in every different school for every different kid in this country is outdated thinking, we need different types of schools that respond to kids’ needs in different ways.
It is obvious that 'obscenity' is not a term capable of exact legal definition in the practice of the Courts, it means 'anything that shocks the magistrate.'
I found Jeffery Robinson saying to him the exact same things that my father had said to me about how to survive as a black man in America. And they were the exact same things that my father's father had said to him, this was tearing me apart, as I thought when does this end ?
Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man.
We all know one day we will die but don't know the exact date, we don't know that fucking exact date, say what you want to say to everyone who loves you or you love because we don't know the exact date.”
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Translations for exact
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- مضبوط, دقيقArabic
- точен, изисквам, верен, прецизен, акуратенBulgarian
- precís, exacteCatalan, Valencian
- genau, exaktGerman
- exigir, exactoSpanish
- täsmällinen, eksakti, tarkkaFinnish
- exact, précis, exigerFrench
- pongailScottish Gaelic
- pretendere, esatto, esigereItalian
- 精密, 正確, 詳しいJapanese
- прецизен, точенMacedonian
- exact, preciesDutch
- obter, requerer, rigoroso, exato, exigirPortuguese
- верный, аккуратный, точныйRussian
- precizan, точан, прецизан, tačan, тачан, točanSerbo-Croatian
- точний, докладнийUkrainian
- chính xácVietnamese
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