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