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Definition 1: claim as due or just - [verb of communication]

Samples where exact or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The bank demanded payment of the loan

Synonyms for exact in the sense of this definition

(exact is a kind of ...) ask for legally or make a legal claim to, as of debts, for example

"They claimed on the maximum allowable amount"

(... is a kind of exact ) demand as one's due

"This speaker commands a high fee" "The author commands a fair hearing from his readers"

(... is a kind of exact ) demand payment of (a loan)

"Call a loan"

Definition 2: take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs - [verb of communication]

Samples where exact or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the accident claimed three lives
  • The hard work took its toll on her

Synonyms for exact in the sense of this definition

(exact has a similar meaning as ...) require as useful, just, or proper

"It takes nerve to do what she did" "success usually requires hard work" "This job asks a lot of patience and skill" "This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice" "This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert" "This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent"

Definition 3: marked by strict and particular and complete accordance with fact - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where exact or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an exact mind
  • an exact copy
  • hit the exact center of the target

(exact is similar to ...) representing people or nature with the exactness and fidelity of a photograph

(exact is similar to ...) in precisely the same words used by a writer or speaker

"a direct quotation" "repeated their dialog verbatim"

(exact is similar to ...) without interpretation or embellishment

"a literal depiction of the scene before him"

(exact is similar to ...) characterized by the exactness or precision of mathematics

"mathematical precision"

(exact is similar to ...) precisely accurate or exact

"perfect timing"

(exact is similar to ...) rigidly accurate; allowing no deviation from a standard

"rigorous application of the law" "a strict vegetarian"

(means also ...) being complete of its kind and without defect or blemish

"a perfect circle" "a perfect reproduction" "perfect happiness" "perfect manners" "a perfect specimen" "a perfect day"

(means also ...) limited to the explicit meaning of a word or text

"a literal translation"

(means also ...) conforming exactly or almost exactly to fact or to a standard or performing with total accuracy

"an accurate reproduction" "the accounting was accurate" "accurate measurements" "an accurate scale"

(means also ...) sharply exact or accurate or delimited

"a precise mind" "specified a precise amount" "arrived at the precise moment"

Definition 4: (of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth; strictly correct - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where exact or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a precise image
  • a precise measurement

Synonyms for exact in the sense of this definition

(exact is similar to ...) free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth

"the correct answer" "the correct version" "the right answer" "took the right road" "the right decision"

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