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verb [T]     /ɪɡˈzækt/ formal
to demand and get something, sometimes using force or threats, or to make something necessary: to exact revenge on someone The blackmailers exacted a total of $100,000 from their victims. Heart surgery exacts tremendous skill and concentration.Giving orders and commands
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