Part of speech: verb

To put forth, or put in action, as force or faculty.

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Usage examples "exert":

  1. Never at any time did I know him exert so successfully his charm of public manner. - "John Redmond's Last Years", Stephen Gwynn.
  2. And Audrey puzzled her head once again to discover why the Foas should exert such influence upon the fate of music in Paris. - "The Lion's Share", E. Arnold Bennett.
  3. These waters must be troubled, before they can exert their virtues. - "The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. I. (of 12)", Edmund Burke.