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exact

adjective accurate, admitting of no deviation, allowing no departure from the standard, careful, clear cut, close, correct, defined, detailed, diligens, exactus, explicit, express, faithful, literal, meticulous, minute, particular, plain, precise, punctilious, punctual, right, rigid, specific, strict, true to fact, undeviating, unexaggerated, verbatim, with no mistake, without error
Associated concepts: exact copy

exact

verb ask for, assess, call for, charge, claim, clamor for, coerce, compel, constrain, cry for, demand, deeand payment, demand toll, draw from, dun, elicit, enjoin, extort, force, force payment, impel, impose, impose a duty, impose a tax, insist upon, lay a duty on, lay claim to, levy, make an authoritative request, make deeands, make obligatory, make pay, make requisition, mulct, necessitate, obligate, oblige, order, press, require, require authoritatively, requisition, squeeze, task, tax, threaten, toll, urge, wrench, wrest, wring
Associated concepts: certified copy, exact copy
See also: absolute, accurate, acquire, actual, apparent, appropriate, assess, attach, authentic, bind, brief, call, certain, charge, clear, close, coerce, coherent, command, compel, conclusive, constrain, decree, definite, definitive, demand, detailed, diligent, direct, dun, enforce, enjoin, excise, explicit, express, extort, factual, faithful, genuine, honest, identical, impose, insist, instruct, laconic, levy, literal, meticulous, narrow, necessitate, need, obligate, particular, precise, prescribe, press, punctilious, punctual, realistic, reliable, request, require, right, rigid, said, secure, seize, specific, strict, stringent, subtle, systematic, tax, true, unambiguous, undistorted, verbatim
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Don't ask me why I make the stipulations I am going to make, and exact the promise I am going to exact; I have a reason-- a good one.
By which the reader may conceive an idea of the ingenuity of that people, as well as the prudent and exact economy of so great a prince.
Travelling hard all night, we found ourselves next morning past the plain; but the road we were in was not more commodious, the points of the rocks pierced our feet; to increase our perplexities we were alarmed with the approach of an armed troop, which our fear immediately suggested to be the Galles, who chiefly beset these passes of the mountains; we put ourselves on the defensive, and expected them, whom, upon a more exact examination, we found to be only a caravan of merchants come as usual to fetch salt.
The animal is about the size of a horse and quite gentle, but in color and shape an exact replica of his huge and fierce cousin of the wilds.
Really, I knew already the anterior part of this submarine boat, of which this is the exact division, starting from the ship's head: the dining-room, five yards long, separated from the library by a water-tight partition; the library, five yards long; the large drawing-room, ten yards long, separated from the Captain's room by a second water-tight partition; the said room, five yards in length; mine, two and a half yards; and, lastly a reservoir of air, seven and a half yards, that extended to the bows.
That gives you the exact distance from my little lawn to the pedestal of the White Sphinx, into which the Morlocks had carried my machine.
It is made up of accumulated tradition, kept alive by individual pride, rendered exact by professional opinion, and, like the higher arts, it spurred on and sustained by discriminating praise.
Examine your words well, and you will find that even when you have no motive to be false, it is a very hard thing to say the exact truth, even about your own immediate feelings--much harder than to say something fine about them which is NOT the exact truth.
I suppose I am to take as exact in every detail your account of all the strange things which happened whilst you were in Diana's Grove?
Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.
From the western gate aforesaid the highway, as every Wintoncestrian knows, ascends a long and regular incline of the exact length of a measured mile, leaving the houses gradually behind.
Should he die before the expiration of the thousand years from the birth of the thern whose immortality abides within him then the soul passes into a great white ape, but should the ape die short of the exact hour that terminates the thousand years the soul is for ever lost and passes for all eternity into the carcass of the slimy and fearsome silian whose wriggling thousands seethe the silent sea beneath the hurtling moons when the sun has gone and strange shapes walk through the Valley Dor.