Definition of Exact. Meaning of Exact. Synonyms of Exact
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Definition of Exact
Exact Ex*act", v. i.
To practice exaction. [R.]
The anemy shall not exact upon him. --Ps. lxxxix.
ExactExact Ex*act", v. t. [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, a.]
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.
Years of servise past From grateful souls exact reward
at last --Dryden.
My designs Exact me in another place. --Massinger. ExactExact Ex*act", a. [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,
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.
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
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