What does exert mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. exert, exerciseverb

    put to use

    "exert one's power or influence"

  2. wield, exert, maintainverb

    have and exercise

    "wield power and authority"

  3. exertverb

    make a great effort at a mental or physical task

    "exert oneself"


  1. exertverb

    to put in vigorous action

    I exerted myself in today's training.

  2. exertverb

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

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

  3. Etymology: From exsertus, past participle of exsero.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exertverb

    to thrust forth; to emit; to push out

  2. Exertverb

    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

  3. Exertverb

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

  4. 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.]

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  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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  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. Peter Harbison:

    Protectionism is making a revival as some of the powerful national airlines exert strong pressure on their governments, have Open Skies reached their limits?

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Mitt Romney:

    Our experience with coronavirus has exposed some glaring gaps in our nation's capacity to respond to a pandemic, and it is critical that we are better prepared to coordinate global responses and exert leadership to address future health threats.

  5. John Gismondi:

    He shouldn't be the one determining what terms of a trust may be acceptable to her, this seems to be an attempt by him to try to exert control from his jail cell.

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    restricted to a particular condition of life
    • A. distinguish
    • B. obligate
    • C. attend
    • D. inspire

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