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English adjective: exact

1. exact marked by strict and particular and complete accordance with fact


SamplesAn exact mind.
An exact copy.
Hit the exact center of the target.


Similardirect, literal, mathematical, perfect, photographic, rigorous, strict, verbatim


See alsoaccurate, literal, perfect, precise


Antonymsinexact

2. exact (of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth ; strictly correct


SamplesA precise image.
A precise measurement.


Synonymsaccurate, precise


Similarcorrect, right


Antonymsincorrect, wrong


English verb: exact

1. exact (communication) claim as due or just


SamplesThe bank demanded payment of the loan.


ExamplesThe banks exact the check


Synonymsdemand


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something from somebody.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)claim


Narrower (hyponym)call, call in, command

2. exact (communication) take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs


SamplesThe accident claimed three lives.
The hard work took its toll on her.


Synonymsclaim, take


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)ask, call for, demand, involve, necessitate, need, postulate, require, take


Verb groupask, call for, demand, involve, necessitate, need, postulate, require, take









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