- the act, fact, or process of exerting; active use of strength, power, etc.; exercise
- energetic activity; effort
Exercise is exertion.
- Doing an extremely hard crossword puzzle that taxes your brain is an example of mental exertion.
- When you exercise your authority and forbid someone from going to a party, this is an example of an exertion of your authority.
Exertion is defined as physical or mental effort, or to the use of force or influence.
The act or an instance of exerting, especially a strenuous effort.
- Adjectives often used with "exertion": physical, mental, etc.
- His face blazed red from exertion, his eyes glowing brightly.
- Talon's flush grew darker beneath the red of exertion on his face.
- The Spaniards laid siege to Leiden, and though stricken down by a fever at Delft the prince spared no exertion to save the town.
- Owing to the elasticity of the humerocarpal band the wing remains closed without any special muscular exertion, while, when the wing is extended, this band assists in keeping it taut.
- His muscles were still bulging from exertion of his visit to the gym, and her gaze stayed on his biceps as he pulled on his boots.