|1.||[ adjective ] marked by strict and particular and complete accordance with fact|
"an exact mind" "an exact copy" "hit the exact center of the target"
|Related terms:||inexact rigorous literal direct mathematical photographic perfect literal perfect precise accurate literal|
|2.||[ adjective ] (of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth ; strictly correct|
"a precise image" "a precise measurement"
|3.||[ adjective ] exact in performance or amount; strictly correct|
"a precise instrument" "a precise measurement"
|4.||[ verb ] (law) claim as due or just|
"The bank demanded payment of the loan"
|Related terms:||claim command call exaction|
|5.||[ verb ] take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs|
|Synonyms:||take claim call_for|
"the accident claimed three lives" "The hard work took its toll on her"
|Related terms:||necessitate necessitate|