(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. require, claim, demand; extort, take, wring, wrest, force, impose. See command, compulsion. — adj. strict, rigorous; accurate, precise, delicate, nice, fine, correct, literal, verbatim; faithful, lifelike, close; definite, absolute, direct. See rightness, similarity, truth.Ant., approximate.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Accurate]
Syn. precise, correct, specific, selfsame; see accurate 1 , 2 , definite 1 , 2 .
2. [Strict]
Syn. rigorous, scrupulous, methodical, demanding; see careful , severe 1 , 2 .
See Synonym Study at accurate , explicit . v.
Syn. demand, require, claim, impose, compel, extort, wrest, insist on, call for; see also claim 1 , require 2 .
See Synonym Study at require .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
insist on, demand, require, compel, force, extort, extract, wring, *put the squeeze on.
1. precise accurate, *on the button, *on the money, correct, true, *on the mark, faithful, *right on, *dead on, *bullseye, perfect, literal.
2. careful rigorous, meticulous, exacting, painstaking, punctilious, methodical.
ANT.: 1. inexact, inaccurate, approximate, rough. 2. careless
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective 1. Conforming to fact: accurate, correct, faithful, precise, right, rigorous, true, veracious, veridical. See CORRECT, HONEST, REAL, TRUE. 2. Strictly distinguished from others: precise, very. See PRECISE. 3. Not deviating from correctness, accuracy, or completeness: close, faithful, full, rigorous, strict. See CAREFUL. 4. Having no errors: accurate, correct, errorless, precise, right, rigorous. See CORRECT, TRUE. 5. Being an exact amount or number: even1. Idiom: on the nose. See PRECISE. 6. Conforming completely to established rule: rigorous, strict, uncompromising. See USUAL. II verb 1. To obtain by coercion or intimidation: extort, squeeze, wrench, wrest, wring. Slang: shake down. See GET. 2. To establish and apply as compulsory: assess, impose, levy, put. See OBLIGATION, OVER, WILLING. 3. To ask for urgently or insistently: call for, claim, demand, insist on (or upon), require, requisition. Idiom: cry out for. See REQUEST.

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