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^{1}exact/ɪgˈzækt/adjective^{1}exact**1 ** : fully and completely correct or accurate **2 ** [more exact; most exact] : very careful and accurate ## exact opposite

## exact same

or USsame exact## to be exact

## — exactness

noun,[noncount] ^{2}exact/ɪgˈzækt/verb^{2}exact**1 ** : to demand and get (something, such as payment or revenge) especially by using force or threats **2 ** — used in phrases like exact a terrible toll and exact a high/heavy price to say that something has caused a lot of suffering, loss, etc.

/ɪgˈzækt/

adjective

Learner's definition of EXACT

- the
*exact*time - an
*exact*copy/duplicate/replica/reproduction - Those were his
*exact*words. - The
*exact*cause of the fire is still under investigation. - We don't know the
*exact*nature of the problem. - Predicting the path of hurricanes is not an
*exact*science.

- The police have an
*exact*description of the killer. - Please take the most
*exact*measurements possible. *exact*[=*precise*] instruments- He is very
*exact*in the way he solves a problem.

: the complete opposite

- I realize now that I have tried to make my work the
*exact opposite*of my father's. [=to make my work as different as possible from my father's] - He used to be romantic, but now he's the
*exact opposite*. [=now he is not at all romantic]

— used as a more forceful way to say “same”

- We grow the
*exact same*vegetables in our garden every year. - They showed up at the party in the
*same exact*outfits.

— used to indicate that a statement is accurate and specific

- that afternoon, June 22,
*to be exact* - They had many children—seven,
*to be exact*. - He came a long way—from Nome, Alaska,
*to be exact*—to attend the wedding.

- mathematical
*exactness*[=*precision*]

exacts; exacted; exacting

/ɪgˈzækt/

verb

exacts; exacted; exacting

Learner's definition of EXACT

[+ object]formal

- They would not rest until they had
*exacted*revenge. - He was able to
*exact*a promise from them.

- The war has
*exacted a terrible toll*. - These mistakes have
*exacted a heavy price*.

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