- 1exact something (from somebody) to demand and get something from someone She was determined to exact a promise from him.
- 2 to make something bad happen to someone exact something He exacted (= took) terrible revenge for their treatment of him. exact something from somebody Stress can exact a high price from workers (= can affect them badly).
- NAmE//ɪɡˈzækʃn//noun [countable, uncountable] (formal)
NAmE//ɪɡˈzækt//(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they exact
he / she / it exacts
past simple exacted
-ing form exacting
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