English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'exact'

(adjective) 
Definition
correct in every detail
I can't remember the exact words he used.
Synonyms
accurate
a more accurate description of the terrain
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very
Those were his very words to me.
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correct
The information was correct at the time of going to press.
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true
Everything I had heard about him was true.
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particular
What particular aspects of the job are you interested in?
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right
That's absolutely right!
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express
I was warned not to leave my post without express orders.
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specific
I asked him to be more specific.
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precise
We will never know the precise details of his death.
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faithful
His screenplay is faithful to the novel.
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explicit
He left explicit instructions on how to set the alarm.
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definite
It's too soon to give a definite answer.
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on the money (informal)
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unerring
These designs demonstrate her unerring eye for colour and detail.
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Opposites
(adjective) 
Definition
precise, as opposed to approximate
She is very punctual and very exact in her duties.
Synonyms
meticulous
He was so meticulous about everything.
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severe
He had faced an appallingly severe task in the jungle.
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careful
He decided to prosecute her after careful consideration of all the facts.
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strict
the strictest sense of the word
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exacting
Our new manager has very exacting standards.
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precise
They speak very precise English.
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rigorous
He is rigorous in his control of expenditure.
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painstaking
Police carried out a painstaking search of the area.
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scrupulous
scrupulous attention to detail
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methodical
She was methodical in her research.
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punctilious (formal)
He was punctilious about being ready exactly on time.
(verb) 
Definition
to obtain or demand as a right, esp. through force or strength
He has exacted a high price for his co-operation.
Synonyms
demand
She demanded an immediate apology.
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claim
They intend to claim for damages against the three doctors.
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require
The rules require employers to provide safety training.
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call for
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force
using torture to force a confession out of a suspect
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command
He commanded his troops to attack.
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squeeze
Joe squeezed some juice from the oranges.
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extract
He tried to extract further information from the witness.
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wring
He hoped to put pressure on the British and wring concessions from them.
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wrest
She wrested the suitcase from the chauffeur's grasp.
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insist upon
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extort
The kidnappers extorted a huge ransom for his release.
(verb) 
Definition
to obtain or demand as a right, esp. through force or strength
She exacted a terrible revenge on her attackers.
Synonyms
inflict
The dog attacked her, inflicting serious injuries.
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apply
The government appears to be applying the same principle.
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administer
He is shown administering most of the blows.
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mete out
An examiner arrived to mete out justice.
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deal out

Additional synonyms

in the sense of administer
Definition
to organize and put into practice
He is shown administering most of the blows.
in the sense of apply
Definition
to put to practical use
The government appears to be applying the same principle.
Synonyms
use,
carry out,
bring to bear,
put to use,
bring into play
in the sense of careful
Definition
very exact and thorough
He decided to prosecute her after careful consideration of all the facts.

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