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Definition of "exacts" []

  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of exact. (verb)

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Use "exacts" in a sentence
  • "The saloon exacts a terrible tribute, both directly in money, and indirectly in physical and mental suffering."
  • "There is the American cliché of the muscle-bound football jock bursting with idiotic energy, indulging his time off the field to torment the nerdy, isolated artist (who invariably exacts his revenge by growing up to become a Hollywood screenwriter and perpetuating the cliché in teen flicks — wherein the nerd heroically wins at the end of the day, even though we all know he never does)."
  • "But even more painfully, this poverty of language exacts an existential penalty."