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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Exact \Ex*act"\, verb (used with an object) [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}, adjective] 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. 13.

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

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

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Exact \Ex*act"\, adjective [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}.]

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. --Jowett (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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Exact \Ex*act"\, verb (used without an object) To practice exaction. [R.]

The anemy shall not exact upon him. --Ps. lxxxix. 22.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

exact

adjective

1: marked by strict and particular and complete accordance with fact; "an exact mind"; "an exact copy"; "hit the exact center of the target" [ant: {inexact}]

2: (of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth ; strictly correct; "a precise image"; "a precise measurement" [syn: {accurate}, {exact}, {precise}]

verb

1: claim as due or just; "The bank demanded payment of the loan" [syn: {demand}, {exact}]

2: 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" [syn: {claim}, {take}, {exact}]


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