Exact - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪɡˈzækt|  American pronunciation of the word exact
Brit.  |ɪɡˈzakt|  British pronunciation of the word exact

verb

- claim as due or just (syn: demand)
- take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs (syn: claim, take)

adjective

- (of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth; strictly correct (syn: accurate, precise)

Examples

They would not rest until they had exacted revenge.

He was able to exact a promise from them.

Those were his exact words.

The exact cause of the fire is still under investigation.

We don't know the exact nature of the problem.

Predicting the path of hurricanes is not an exact science.

The police have an exact description of the killer.

Please take the most exact measurements possible.

He is very exact in the way he solves a problem.

The poorer citizens were more exact in obedience.

He tried to get an exacter expression for his thoughts.

The teacher exacts obedience from the class.

Their grey hair exacts of us a particular respect.

Police are still investigating the exact cause of the accident.

What were his exact words?

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: exact
he/she/it: exacts
present participle: exacting
past tense: exacted
past participle: exacted
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