One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘write an exact description of everything you see’
precise, accurate, correct, faithful, close, true, veracious, literal, strict, unerring, faultless, errorless, error-free, perfect, impeccable
explicit, detailed, minute, meticulous, thorough, blow-by-blow
informal on the nail, on the mark, on the beam, on the button
British informal spot on, bang on
North American informal on the money
2‘he didn't approve of sloppiness and liked to be exact’
careful, meticulous, painstaking, precise, punctilious, conscientious, rigorous, scrupulous, exacting
methodical, systematic, well organized, ordered, orderly, controlled
1‘she exacted high standards of cleanliness from them’
demand, require, insist on, command, call for, impose, request, ask for, expect, look for
extract, compel, force, wring, wrest, squeeze, obtain
2‘they exacted a terrible vengeance on the helpless tribe’
inflict, impose, deliver, administer, issue, apply
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