exact

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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (accurate)
a. exacto
The cartoonist actually drew a nearly exact likeness of my mother.El dibujante dibujó un retrato casi exacto de mi madre.
b. preciso
We bought a special scale for our chemistry lab that takes more exact measurements.Compramos una balanza especial para nuestro laboratorio de química que toma medidas más precisas.
2. (meticulous)
a. preciso
The directions she gave were very exact, so there was llittle chance of getting lost.Las direcciones que nos dio eran muy precisas, por lo que era poco probable que nos perdiéramos.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (to obtain)
a. arrancar
After harassing his parents for months, he was able to exact a promise that they would attend his recital.Después de atosigar a sus padres unos meses, pudo arrancarles la promesa de que asistirían a su recital.
4. (to require)
a. exigir
If parents exacted respect from their children more often, they wouldn't be so troublesome in school.Si los padres exigieran respeto a sus hijos más a menudo, no serían tan fastidiosos en la escuela.
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exact
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (number, amount)
a. exacto(a), preciso(a)
at the exact moment when…en el preciso momento or instante en que…
those were her exact wordsesas fueron exactamente sus palabras
the exact oppositeexactamente lo contrario
to be exactpara ser exactos
an exact scienceuna ciencia exacta
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (promise, apology)
a. arrancar
3. (obedience, respect)
a. imponer
4. (tax)
a. imponer el pago de
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exact [ɪɡˈzækt]
adjective
1 (precise) [+number, copy, translation] exacto; [+meaning, instructions, time, amount, date, location] exacto; preciso; [+cause, nature] preciso
his exact words were ... lo que dijo, textualmente, era ...
to be exact, there were three of us para ser exactos, éramos tres; en concreto, éramos tres
can you be more exact? precise, por favor
to be an exact likeness of sth/sb ser exactamente igual a algo/algn
until this exact moment hasta este preciso momento
I don't know the exact number of people that came he's 44, to be exact
to be the exact opposite (of) ser exactamente or justo lo contrario (de)
the exact same place/house (US) exactamente el mismo sitio/la misma casa
2 (meticulous) [+description, analysis, scientist, work, study] preciso; meticuloso; [+instrument] preciso
...a modest man and an exact and patient scientist
transitive verb
[+money, payment, obedience, allegiance] (demand) exigir; (obtain) obtener;from de; [+promise] conseguir; arrancar; [+taxes] recaudar
she exacted from her local MP an assurance that he would look into the matter she exacted from her landlord an assurance that ...
to exact revenge vengarse
modifier
exact science (n) ciencia (f) exacta
history is not an exact science la historia no es una ciencia exacta
the exact sciences (n) las ciencias exactas
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