What does exert mean?

Definitions for exert
ɪgˈzɜrtex·ert

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. exert, exercise(verb)

    put to use

    "exert one's power or influence"

  2. wield, exert, maintain(verb)

    have and exercise

    "wield power and authority"

  3. exert(verb)

    make a great effort at a mental or physical task

    "exert oneself"

Wiktionary

  1. exert(Verb)

    to put in vigorous action

    I exerted myself in today's training.

    Etymology: From exsertus, past participle of exsero.

  2. exert(Verb)

    to make use of, to apply, especially of something non-material

    He considered exerting his influence on John to gain an advantage for himself.

    Etymology: From exsertus, past participle of exsero.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exert(verb)

    to thrust forth; to emit; to push out

    Etymology: [L. exertus, exsertus, p. p. of exerere, exserere, to thrust out; ex out + serere to join or bind together. See Series, and cf. Exsert.]

  2. Exert(verb)

    to put force, ability, or anything of the nature of an active faculty; to put in vigorous action; to bring into active operation; as, to exert the strength of the body, limbs, faculties, or imagination; to exert the mind or the voice

    Etymology: [L. exertus, exsertus, p. p. of exerere, exserere, to thrust out; ex out + serere to join or bind together. See Series, and cf. Exsert.]

  3. Exert(verb)

    to put forth, as the result or exercise of effort; to bring to bear; to do or perform

    Etymology: [L. exertus, exsertus, p. p. of exerere, exserere, to thrust out; ex out + serere to join or bind together. See Series, and cf. Exsert.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Exert

    egz-ėrt′, v.t. to bring into active operation: to do or perform.—n. Exer′tion, a bringing into active operation: effort: attempt.—adj. Exert′ive, having the power or tendency to exert: using exertion. [L. exserĕre, exsertumex, out, serĕre, to put together.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'exert' in Verbs Frequency: #988

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of exert in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of exert in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of exert in a Sentence

  1. Leslie Levy:

    The club’s intention is to completely control the behavior of the women, even when they are not actually at their workplace, it’s an issue of power. You see a disparate treatment between the cheerleaders, and the mascots and anyone else who works for the team. I can’t think of another arena where employers exert this level of control, even when they are not at work.

  2. Dmitry Peskov:

    In general, we see that overseas they have started preparing for Russia's presidential election which is still more than two years away, it is clear that negative stuff is being accumulated to be used against the head of our state ... to exert pressure and influence the course of the future election campaign.

  3. Adam Smith:

    The man whose whole life is spent in performing a few simple operations, of which the effects are perhaps always the same, or very nearly the same, has no occasion to exert his understanding or to exercise his invention in finding out expedients for removing difficulties which never occur. He naturally loses, therefore, the habit of such exertion, and generally becomes as stupid and ignorant as it is possible for a human creature to become.

  4. Elene Khoshtaria:

    We will exert pressure on the government by all possible constitutional means.

  5. Paul Ridker:

    This is the first time we are going to see the payers really exert their influence here as much as the physicians and the patients and that's going to be an interesting twist for the story.

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