What does exert mean?

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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"


  1. exert(Verb)

    to put in vigorous action

    I exerted myself in today's training.

  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.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exert(verb)

    to thrust forth; to emit; to push out

  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

  3. Exert(verb)

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

  4. 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

  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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  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. Sophocles:

    To exert his power in doing good is man?s most glorious task.

  2. Philip Breedlove:

    Russia is eager to exert unquestioned influence over its neighboring states.

  3. Elene Khoshtaria:

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

  4. Tim Haughton:

    Those kinds of parties are probably better off staying outside and trying to exert influence.

  5. Kevin Andrews:

    But growth in the region will be uneven and competition to exert more influence could generate instability.

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