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adjective  /ɪɡˈzækt/ us  

exact adjective (CORRECT)

in perfect detail; complete and correct: The exact distance is 3.4 miles. Do you have the exact time? "Is it 12 o’clock yet?" "It’s 12:03 to be exact." Exact is sometimes used to increase emphasis on the following word: She’s going through the exact same things I went through.


verb [T]  /ɪɡˈzækt/ fml us  

exact verb [T] (OBTAIN)

to demand and obtain something, sometimes using threats or force: to exact revenge
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