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exact

verb [T]
 
 
/ɪɡˈzækt/ formal
to demand a payment from someone: Creditors may exact severe penalties if the borrower defaults.
exact a toll/price/cost to create problems, loss, danger, etc. for someone or something: Alcohol and drug abusers exact a heavy toll on American businesses due to lower productivity, increased absenteeism, and accidents.
Translations of “exact”
in Chinese (Traditional) 勒索, 強要, 迫切需要…
in Russian требовать, добиваться…
in Turkish talep etmek, istemek, almak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 勒索, 强要, 迫切需要…
in Polish wymagać, egzekwować…
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