Exact

Definition of Exact

Ex`act´
a.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.
3.Precisely or definitely conceived or stated; strict.
An exact command,
Larded with many several sorts of reason.
- Shak.
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Exacted; p. pr. & vb. n. Exacting.]
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.
v. i.1.To practice exaction.
The anemy shall not exact upon him.
- Ps. lxxxix. 22.

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