exact (something) from (someone)

exact (something) from (someone)

To obtain something from someone. I doubt you'll be able to exact the entire amount from her because she doesn't make enough money to pay you back right now.
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exact something from someone

to demand something from someone; to take something from someone. The bill collector sought to exact payment from them for a debt that had been paid off long ago. You cannot exact a single cent from me.
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