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exact

ex·act

exact

 
 
pronunciation:
ihg zaekt
parts of speech:
adjective, transitive verb
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: fully precise, accurate, or correct.
You should check with your professor for an exact answer to that question.
synonyms:
absolute, accurate, particular, precise, rigorous, strict, thorough
antonyms:
approximate, imprecise, inaccurate, inexact, proximate, rough
similar words:
correct, dead, direct, faithful, mathematical, perfect, proper, refined, rigid, round, scrupulous, specific, stringent, true, very
definition 2: admitting of no irregularity; undeviating.
This painting is an exact copy of the original.The line connecting the two points must be exact.
synonyms:
consistent, perfect, regular
antonyms:
inconsistent
similar words:
even, explicit, literal, precise, specific, unerring
definition 3: tending to be meticulous; rigorous.
In time, he became an exact scholar.
synonyms:
conscientious, meticulous, painstaking, punctilious, rigorous, scrupulous
antonyms:
careless, inexact, sloppy
similar words:
accurate, careful, diligent, fastidious, finicky, fussy, methodical, minute, particular, precise, strict, systematic
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: exacted, exacting, exacts
definition: to require, demand, or cause to be given up, esp. by use of force or threat.
They intend to exact payment.
synonyms:
extort
similar words:
coerce, compel, constrain, enforce, extract, force, intimidate, levy, pressure, require, squeeze, strong-arm, wrest, wring
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derivations: exactable (adj.), exacter (exactor) (n.), exactness (n.)
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  • exactly:
    in an exact or particular way; just.
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