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Meaning of EXERT

Pronunciation:  ig'zurt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  put to use; "exert one's power or influence"
  2. [v]  of power or authority
  3. [v]  make a great effort at a mental or physical task; "exert oneself"

EXERT is a 5 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: exercise, maintain, wield
 See Also: act, apply, employ, have, have got, hold, move, overexert, use, utilise, utilize



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ex*ert"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Exerted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Exerting}.] [L. exertus, exsertus, p. p. of exerere,
exserere, to thrust out; ex out + serere to join or bind
together. See {Series}, and cf. {Exsert}.]
1. To thrust forth; to emit; to push out. [Obs.]

         So from the seas exerts his radiant head The star by
         whom the lights of heaven are led.    --Dryden.

2. 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

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

         When we will has exerted an act of command on any
         faculty of the soul or member of the body. --South.

{To exert one's self}, to use efforts or endeavors; to
   strive; to make an attempt.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: apply, attempt, bring into play, bring to bear, bust a gut, do with, employ, endeavor, exercise, expend, go all out, handle, make an effort, make use of, manage, manipulate, operate, play, ply, practice, push, put forth, put out, strain, strive, struggle, throw, toil, try, use, utilize, wield, work