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. Michael Gow:

    The difference Under Xi is that he is trying to expand the values of the state so that they appeal and resonate more with people that the state wants to exert dominance over.

  2. Christian Schiller:

    Boeing woke up to the fact after the fact, they couldn't undo it, so they're making sure they can exert more control over the M&A process to make sure a PCC doesn't happen again.

  3. Michelle Anthony:

    So trying out meanness is not something we can or should eradicate, it's normal to want to feel powerful and to exert influence on your environment. It's healthy. What is unhealthy is when the means by which a child does that is at the social expense of another.

  4. Adam Hartstone-Rose:

    The pseudothumb is definitely more than just a nub, it has both a bone and cartilaginous extension and three distinct muscles that move it. The pseudothumb can wriggle in space and exert an amount of force equivalent to almost half the aye-ayes body weight. So it would be quite useful for gripping.

  5. Thomas Waldhauser:

    Russia is trying to exert influence on the ultimate decision of who becomes and what entity becomes in charge of the government inside Libya.

Images & Illustrations of exert

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