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English definition of “exact”

exact

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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