[ US /ɪɡˈzɝt/ ]
[ UK /ɛɡzˈɜːt/ ]
  1. have and exercise
    wield power and authority
  2. put to use
    exert one's power or influence
  3. make a great effort at a mental or physical task
    exert oneself
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How To Use exert In A Sentence

  • This concept of embodiment doesn't apply just to times of exertion, of course.
  • If the Indonesian judiciary really can be influenced by political heavies, this is one occasion when I hope such influence is exerted.
  • The men never exerted themselves except when hunger prompted, or a spent magazine made the acquisition of "peltries" necessary to barter for powder and ball. The Hive of "The Bee-Hunter," A Repository of Sketches, Including Peculiar American Character, Scenery, and Rural Sports
  • Radial pressures exerted by roots on the surrounding soil are also believed to be a critical feature in penetration of hard soils.
  • The national monetary sovereignty fully belongs to domestic affairs of a state, and the nation has the right of exerting its monetary sovereignty independently.
  • He soon came to exert considerable influence on surgical practice and hospital policy at Harrogate.
  • McCarthy remains dismissive of the allegations and defensive of the former sergeant, saying he was "brutalized" by his colleagues, in particular, by a few senior officers "exerting locker room peer pressure" in the department ranks. MPNnow Home RSS
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  • It is the keenest spur to exertion, and surest of all guards against improbity. Times, Sunday Times
  • Only when an influence is exerted, whether immediately or through a third party, from one upon another has society come into existence in place of a mere spatial juxtaposition or temporal contemporaneousness or succession of individuals. Introduction to the Science of Sociology
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