verb (used with object)
- exert oneself,
Origin of exert
Examples from the Web for exerted
After a few years in which Washington has exerted a malign force on demand, it is showing signs of becoming a neutral force.With the Ryan-Murray Deal, Washington Stops Hurting the Economy|Daniel Gross|December 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I wish that Peter Beinart had exerted greater efforts to make Open Zion the type of institution that could survive his departure.Open Zion Created a Valuable Community and is Closing Prematurely|Rachel Cohen|November 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The pressure Toyota exerted forced other automakers to adapt—in a way that benefited consumers and the auto industry as a whole.Tesla’s Rise Forces Other Automakers to Up Their Electric Car Game|Daniel Gross|September 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
GOP leaders have exerted pressure on him to toe the party line, but ultimately they understand his unique situation, Cao said.
When old Katasha exerted herself it behooved all the daughters of her tribe to be in attendance.The Sun Maid|Evelyn Raymond
He exerted all his art and persuasion with Edward to assert his title to the crown of France.
The fundamental law of eugenics demands that all education be exerted for parenthood.The Eugenic Marriage, Volume I. (of IV.)|W. Grant Hague, M.D.
I am aware it has been urged that this control may be best attained and exerted by means of a national bank.A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents|James D. Richardson
Our friends here, indeed, seemed to have exerted more skill in doing this than in puncturing their own bodies.
Word Origin for exert
1660s, "thrust forth, push out," from Latin exertus/exsertus, past participle of exerere/exserere "thrust out, put forth," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + serere "attach, join" (see series). Meaning "put into use" is 1680s. Related: Exerted; exerting.