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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Exact  \Ex*act"\,  v.  i. 
  To  practice  exaction.  [R.] 
 
  The  anemy  shall  not  exact  upon  him  --Ps.  lxxxix 
  22. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Exact  \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. 
  13. 
 
  Years  of  servise  past  From  grateful  souls  exact  reward 
  at  last  --Dryden. 
 
  My  designs  Exact  me  in  another  place  --Massinger. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Exact  \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}, 
  {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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  exact 
  adj  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:  exact  in  performance  or  amount;  strictly  correct;  "a  precise 
  instrument";  "a  precise  measurement"  [syn:  {accurate},  {precise}] 
  v  1:  claim  as  due  or  just  "The  bank  demanded  payment  of  the 
  loan"  [syn:  {demand}] 
  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},  {call 
  for}] 




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