Synonyms for (verb) exact

Synonyms: exact, claim, take

Definition: take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs

Usage: the accident claimed three lives; The hard work took its toll on her

Similar words: take, necessitate, need, ask, require, postulate, call for, involve, demand

Definition: require as useful, just, or proper

Usage: It takes nerve to do what she did; success usually requires hard work; This job asks a lot of patience and skill; This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice; This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert; This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent


Synonyms: demand, exact

Definition: claim as due or just

Usage: The bank demanded payment of the loan

Similar words: claim

Definition: ask for legally or make a legal claim to, as of debts, for example

Usage: They claimed on the maximum allowable amount

Synonyms for (adjective) exact

Synonyms: precise, accurate, exact

Definition: (of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth ; strictly correct

Usage: a precise image; a precise measurement

Similar words: right, correct

Definition: free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth

Usage: the correct answer; the correct version; the right answer; took the right road; the right decision


Synonyms: exact

Definition: marked by strict and particular and complete accordance with fact

Usage: an exact mind; an exact copy; hit the exact center of the target

Similar words: direct, verbatim

Definition: in precisely the same words used by a writer or speaker

Usage: a direct quotation; repeated their dialog verbatim


Similar words: literal

Definition: without interpretation or embellishment

Usage: a literal depiction of the scene before him


Similar words: mathematical

Definition: characterized by the exactness or precision of mathematics

Usage: mathematical precision


Similar words: perfect

Definition: precisely accurate or exact

Usage: perfect timing


Similar words: photographic

Definition: representing people or nature with the exactness and fidelity of a photograph


Similar words: rigorous, strict

Definition: rigidly accurate; allowing no deviation from a standard

Usage: rigorous application of the law; a strict vegetarian