exert oneself

Put oneself to strenuous effort, as in We exerted ourselves mightily to raise funds. [First half of 1700s]


Nearby words

  1. exeresis,
  2. exergaming,
  3. exergonic,
  4. exergue,
  5. exert,
  6. exertainment,
  7. exertion,
  8. exeter,
  9. exeunt,
  10. exeunt omnes

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