[ UK /ɛɡzˈækt/ ]
[ US /ɪɡˈzækt/ ]
  1. (of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth; strictly correct
    a precise measurement
    a precise image
  2. marked by strict and particular and complete accordance with fact
    an exact mind
    hit the exact center of the target
    an exact copy
  1. claim as due or just
    The bank demanded payment of the loan
  2. take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs
    The hard work took its toll on her
    the accident claimed three lives
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How To Use exact In A Sentence

  • Who is willing to believe that Alexandria is exactly 5000 stadia from Syene, whatever the value of the stadium?
  • If there was any hope of holding on to even a shred of her dwindling self-respect, she should do exactly what she knew Margo would do—close the laptop, take her de-scrunchied, perfumed, and nearly thonged self down to the nearest club, pick up the first passably good-looking stranger who asked her to dance, and bring him back to the apartment for some safe but anonymous sex. Goodnight Tweetheart
  • A lot of us are curious to know exactly what the navy has been told to do.
  • Save for a worktable placed almost exactly in the center of the floor, I see only a few benches, some unlit rush lamps, a large set of scales, and a wooden crate, which I discover upon examination contains small crystal vials waiting to be filled. Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer
  • Of course, Whitty himself ain’t exactly a peach; he loves him some torture, and buries knives in bellies with minimal provocation; when it comes to witch-hunting, he’s of the “burn her alive now, ask questions … well, don’t really bother asking questions, it’s just so damn fun to burn people, let’s do it some more!” school. Cry of the Banshee « Skid Roche
  • That's the exact same thing my dad said.
  • Have a design idea ready with exact specifications about the piece that you want.
  • And that is exactly why I say "intelligence" in the context of ID is a dormitive principle: Bunny and a Book
  • Could the hearts of kings and the counsels of cabinets be known with that literal exactness which is so desirable in politics, and yet so unattainable, we should probably find that Prussia's apparent readiness to lead Germany was owing to her determination that German armies should be led nowhere to the assistance of Austria. The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 07, No. 39, January, 1861
  • This is exactly the kind of nitwittery that mikey is addicted to. BuzzFlash.net: published
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