Definition of exact :
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. Precisely or definitely conceived or stated; strict.
4. 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.
5. To practice exaction.
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correct (part of speech: adjective)
literal (part of speech: adjective)
precise (part of speech: adjective)
lifelike (part of speech: adjective)
- She took it for granted that I meant to say pleasant things to you, whereas I had made up my mind to do the exact reverse.
- Especially did Lipsius seek to lay at the foundation of his work that exact psychological study of the phenomena of religion which Schleiermacher had declared requisite. - "Edward Caldwell Moore Outline of the History of Christian Thought Since Kant", Edward Moore.
- He may have departed a few hours after Lady Dyke's death, as Mrs. Hillmer was not certain as to the exact date. - "A Mysterious Disappearance", Gordon Holmes.