put to use
"exert one's power or influence"
wield, exert, maintain(verb)
have and exercise
"wield power and authority"
make a great effort at a mental or physical task
to put in vigorous action
I exerted myself in today's training.
to make use of, to apply, especially of something non-material
He considered exerting his influence on John to gain an advantage for himself.
Origin: From exsertus, past participle of exsero.
to thrust forth; to emit; to push out
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
to put forth, as the result or exercise of effort; to bring to bear; to do or perform
Origin: [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
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, exsertum—ex, out, serĕre, to put together.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'exert' in Verbs Frequency: #988
The numerical value of exert in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of exert in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of exert in a Sentence
To exert his power in doing good is man?s most glorious task.
Russia is eager to exert unquestioned influence over its neighboring states.
We will exert pressure on the government by all possible constitutional means.
Those kinds of parties are probably better off staying outside and trying to exert influence.
But growth in the region will be uneven and competition to exert more influence could generate instability.
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