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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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En un amplio reportaje que incluyo fotografias de la casona del exactor v productor en San Angel, Alonso aborda el tema del genero "mas popular de la Tv mexicana", al cual imprimio un nuevo giro con el tratamiento tematico de la historia nacional.
Para su diario y la empresa de yates, Azcarraga Milmo contrato al exembajador de Estados Unidos en Mexico, John Gavin, un exactor que se consideraba un buen publirrelacionista.
En 1980, cuando el exactor hollywoodense y ranchero Ronald Reagan gano la Presidencia de Estados Unidos, se hizo rodear y aconsejar de todo tipo de gente.
On this account, the public service center was put forward as an institutional device that aims to instigate institutional innovation without affecting the substantial power of its exactors.
Why has this society covered the murderers only because the exactors spoke Greek and their victims spoke Turkish?
O my people, exactors strip you clean, And your creditors lord it over yon.