verb (used with object)
Origin of exact
Examples from the Web for exacted
I really think this season is about the toll that is exacted on intelligence officers doing their work.‘Homeland’ Showrunner: ‘We Knew We Had to Plot a New Course’|Andrew Romano|September 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Shortly after, a mob of Buddhists exacted retribution by pulling over a bus carrying Muslims and beating 10 passengers to death.Burma’s Rohingya Muslims Targeted by Buddhist Mob Violence|Brendan Brady|June 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It turned out all those years of keeping the flying public safe had exacted a physical toll on the one guy not on the radar: me.
Currently running for Colorado attorney general, Garnett says the drawn-out case has exacted its toll.
If the suspected shooter was denied tenure, many will conclude that she “snapped” from the rebuke and exacted revenge.
They lent for nothing, but exacted damages for all delay in repayment.An Introduction to the History of Western Europe|James Harvey Robinson
Forced labour also was exacted, and artisans and tradesmen were subjected to pecuniary levies.
Then she exacted a promise from him that he would bring her back and bury her by the side of her sister Jane.Studies in the Out-Lying Fields of Psychic Science|Hudson Tuttle
Jean Piot, after his enormous share of work, exacted remuneration from Providence, in the shape of joys.The Surprises of Life|Georges Clemenceau
How harsh, how unreasonable would Christianity be if it exacted from man the renunciation of earthly riches!The Essence of Christianity|Ludwig Feuerbach