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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

There are moments as a teacher when I'm conscious that I'm trotting out the same exact phrase my professor used with me years ago. It's an eerie feeling, as if my old mentor is not just in the room, but in my shoes, using me as his mouthpiece.
Abraham Verghese

Certain it is that their power increased always in an exact proportion to the weakness of the Caliphate, and, without doubt, in some of the most distracted periods of the Arabian rule, the Hebrew Princes rose into some degree of local and temporary importance.
Isaac D'Israeli

Whatever hysteria exists is inflamed by mystery, suspicion and secrecy. Hard and exact facts will cool it.
Elia Kazan

Look at all the buses now that want exact change, exact change. I figure if I give them exact change, they should take me exactly where I want to go.
George C. Wallace

Woman's discontent increases in exact proportion to her development.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
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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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