Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb exact

2 senses of exact

Sense 1

demand, exact -- (claim as due or just; "The bank demanded payment of the loan")

=> claim -- (ask for legally or make a legal claim to, as of debts, for example; "They claimed on the maximum allowable amount")

Sense 2

claim, take, exact -- (take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs; "the accident claimed three lives"; "The hard work took its toll on her")

=> necessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, take, involve, call for, demand -- (require as useful, just, or proper; "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")

Antonyms of adj exact

2 senses of exact

Sense 1

exact (vs. inexact) -- (marked by strict and particular and complete accordance with fact; "an exact mind"; "an exact copy"; "hit the exact center of the target")

inexact (vs. exact) -- (not exact)

=> approximate, approximative, rough -- (not quite exact or correct; "the approximate time was 10 o'clock"; "a rough guess"; "a ballpark estimate")

=> free, loose, liberal -- (not literal; "a loose interpretation of what she had been told"; "a free translation of the poem")

=> odd -- (an indefinite quantity more than that specified; "invited 30-odd guests")

=> round -- ((mathematics) expressed to the nearest integer, ten, hundred, or thousand; "in round numbers")

Sense 2

accurate, exact, precise -- ((of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth ; strictly correct; "a precise image"; "a precise measurement")

INDIRECT (VIA correct, right) -> incorrect, wrong -- (not correct; not in conformity with fact or truth; "an incorrect calculation"; "the report in the paper is wrong"; "your information is wrong"; "the clock showed the wrong time"; "found themselves on the wrong road"; "based on the wrong assumptions")

INDIRECT (VIA correct, right) -> incorrect, wrong -- (not correct; not in conformity with fact or truth; "an incorrect calculation"; "the report in the paper is wrong"; "your information is wrong"; "the clock showed the wrong time"; "found themselves on the wrong road"; "based on the wrong assumptions")

Similarity of adj exact

2 senses of exact

Sense 1

exact (vs. inexact) -- (marked by strict and particular and complete accordance with fact; "an exact mind"; "an exact copy"; "hit the exact center of the target")

=> direct, verbatim -- (in precisely the same words used by a writer or speaker; "a direct quotation"; "repeated their dialog verbatim")

=> literal -- (without interpretation or embellishment; "a literal depiction of the scene before him")

=> mathematical -- (characterized by the exactness or precision of mathematics; "mathematical precision")

=> perfect -- (precisely accurate or exact; "perfect timing")

=> photographic -- (representing people or nature with the exactness and fidelity of a photograph)

=> rigorous, strict -- (rigidly accurate; allowing no deviation from a standard; "rigorous application of the law"; "a strict vegetarian")

Also See-> accurate#1; literal#3; perfect#1; precise#1

Sense 2

accurate, exact, precise -- ((of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth ; strictly correct; "a precise image"; "a precise measurement")

=> correct (vs. incorrect), right (vs. wrong) -- (free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth; "the correct answer"; "the correct version"; "the right answer"; "took the right road"; "the right decision")