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Definition of Exact

Exact

  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.
  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.
  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.

Exact Quotations

Persuasion is achieved by the speaker's personal character when the speech is so spoken as to make us think him credible. We believe good men more fully and more readily than others: this is true generally whatever the question is, and absolutely true where exact certainty is impossible and opinions are divided.
Aristotle

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them.
Frederick Douglass

I have always marveled that so many religions exact such revenge against dissenters. It only weakens the appeal of their faith and contradicts any claims they might have made that 'all religions are basically the same.'
Ravi Zacharias

Evil is always devising more corrosive misery through man's restless need to exact revenge out of his hate.
Ralph Steadman

We are all hungry and thirsty for concrete images. Abstract art will have been good for one thing: to restore its exact virginity to figurative art.
Salvador Dali
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Exact Translations

exact in Afrikaans is juis, reg
exact in Danish is rigtig
exact in Dutch is nauwkeurig, accuraat, exact
exact in French is exact
exact in German is genau
exact in Italian is minuzioso
exact in Latin is exigo
exact in Portuguese is exato, exacto
exact in Spanish is recto, exacto
exact in Swedish is noga, exakt
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