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exact (something) from (one)

To obtain something from someone through authority, force, or some other means of coercion. 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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to be (more) exact

To be more accurate; to provide better or more correct details. You'll need to pay nearly $500 for various entry visas to get into the country—$485, to be exact. It seems like the political party is finally starting to gain some amount of clout in parliament, or, to be more exact, they have become less marginalized and disliked.
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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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Table 1: The results of exactness measuring based on the circular error probability method.
1) is a sort of "Gaussian" formula in view of the degree of exactness and the positivity of the weights.
Information complexity can be reduced to O(b) but its exactness can be also decreased.
Moreover, Arabic which is the language of the QAAEuran, uses tanwin or nunation for pronunciation subtleties which might alter the meaning and these require exactness.
A total 27% of all companies in the latest survey could not forecast a future cash flow with a sufficient exactness.
The question goes beyond the campfire to touch on the exactness of science, the power of stories, and the role of each in interpreting our national parks.
Therefore, news agencies must adopt accuracy and exactness in conveying the news.
Truth also has virtues (veracity, sincerity, exactness, trust).
1 : lack of correctness or exactness <I pointed out the inaccuracy of his statement.
Here we have included as first the exactness of dimensions, shape and position, and profile parameters of the roughness of the processed surface.
Our nation's laws require that all drugs (both trade name and generic) meet the same specifications for exactness in their dose.
Whichever way it goes, Douglas will be soloing with ice-crisp exactness, driven up hard by the breath of heated passion within.
Everything he saw was new and exciting to him, from the brightness of the polar sun to the primitive sanitary arrangements, and he describes his experiences with a reporter's exactness.
The exactness of one heartbeat, over and over, the ocean's low