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 exacting

3 senses of exacting

Sense 1
fastidious (vs. unfastidious), exacting -- (having complicated nutritional requirements; especially growing only in special artificial cultures; "fastidious microorganisms"; "certain highly specialized xerophytes are extremely exacting in their requirements")


Sense 2
stern, strict, exacting -- (severe and unremitting in making demands; "an exacting instructor"; "a stern disciplinarian"; "strict standards")

INDIRECT (VIA demanding) -> undemanding -- (requiring little if any patience or effort or skill; "the pay was adequate and the job undemanding"; "simple undemanding affection"; "an undemanding boss")

Sense 3
exigent, exacting -- (requiring precise accuracy; "an exacting job"; "became more exigent over his pronunciation")

INDIRECT (VIA demanding) -> undemanding -- (requiring little if any patience or effort or skill; "the pay was adequate and the job undemanding"; "simple undemanding affection"; "an undemanding boss")

Similarity of adj exacting

3 senses of exacting

Sense 1
fastidious (vs. unfastidious), exacting -- (having complicated nutritional requirements; especially growing only in special artificial cultures; "fastidious microorganisms"; "certain highly specialized xerophytes are extremely exacting in their requirements")

Sense 2
stern, strict, exacting -- (severe and unremitting in making demands; "an exacting instructor"; "a stern disciplinarian"; "strict standards")
       => demanding (vs. undemanding) -- (requiring more than usually expected or thought due; especially great patience and effort and skill; "found the job very demanding"; "a baby can be so demanding")

Sense 3
exigent, exacting -- (requiring precise accuracy; "an exacting job"; "became more exigent over his pronunciation")
       => demanding (vs. undemanding) -- (requiring more than usually expected or thought due; especially great patience and effort and skill; "found the job very demanding"; "a baby can be so demanding")

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