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Definition of exact verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they exact
    he / she / it exacts
    past simple exacted
    -ing form exacting
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  1. 1exact something (from somebody) to demand and get something from someone She was determined to exact a promise from him.
  2. 2to 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).
  3. NAmE//ɪɡˈzækʃn//
    noun [countable, uncountable] (formal)
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