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exact

[ ig-zakt ]
/ ɪgˈzækt /
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adjective
verb (used with object)
to call for, demand, or require: to exact respect from one's children.
to force or compel the payment, yielding, or performance of: to exact money; to exact tribute from a conquered people.
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Origin of exact

First recorded in 1525–45; late Middle English exacten (verb), from Latin exāctus (past participle of exigere “drive out, thrust out”), equivalent to ex- ex-1 + ag(ere) “to drive” + -tus past participle suffix

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8. See extract.

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British Dictionary definitions for exact

exact
/ (ɪɡˈzækt) /

adjective
verb (tr)

Derived forms of exact

exactable, adjectiveexactness, nounexactor or exacter, noun

Word Origin for exact

C16: from Latin exactus driven out, from exigere to drive forth, from agere to drive
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