Exert meaning

ĭg-zûrt
To apply (oneself) with great energy or straining effort.
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To put forth or use energetically; put into action or use.

To exert strength, influence, etc.

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To put (oneself) to strenuous effort.

Exerted ourselves mightily to raise funds.

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To put to use or effect; put forth.

Exerted all my strength to move the box.

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To bring to bear; exercise.

Exert influence.

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Exert is defined as to put forth or into use with great energy.

An example of exert is to put lots of energy into exercising.

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To put in vigorous action.

I exerted myself in today's training.

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

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

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Origin of exert

  • Latin exserere exsert- to put forth, stretch out ex- ex- serere to join ser-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin exsertus, past participle of exsero.

    From Wiktionary