1. To demand and enforce the payment or performance of.
    to exact tribute, fees, or obedience
  2. To make desirable or necessary.
  3. To forcibly obtain or produce.
    to exact revenge


  1. Precisely agreeing with a standard, a fact, or the truth; perfectly conforming; neither exceeding nor falling short in any respect.
  2. Habitually careful to agree with a standard, a rule, or a promise; accurate; methodical; punctual.
  3. Precisely or definitely conceived or stated; strict.
  4. Such that the kernel of one homomorphism is the image of the preceding one.

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