verb (used with object)
- exert oneself,
Origin of exert
Examples from the Web for exerting
Archrival India has money to throw around, and Iran and Russia are also exerting influence in the region.Pakistan’s Dance With Terrorists Just Backfired and Killed 132 Children|Chris Allbritton|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Malakhov says there are criminals who have joined the rebel ranks and are exerting influence with their new positions.
You must work standing up, bending over, and exerting yourself most or all of the time.Ad's Message to Moms: If You Don’t Think Parenting Sucks, You’re Doing it Wrong|Andy Hinds|April 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But it does matter very much if retirees are going to be living longer and exerting a greater burden on current workers.You're Doing it Wrong: Social Security Life Expectancy Calculations|Megan McArdle|January 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The president “cannot be trusted to refrain from exerting undue pressure on Israel after the election.”Obama Won’t Pressure Israel If He Wins Second Term|Peter Beinart|April 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It is apparent that the young giant is exerting his strength to the utmost.Ande Trembath|Matthew Stanley Kemp
Simultaneously when being consumed as food it is exerting its drug action.Habits that Handicap|Charles B. Towns
To no purpose are they endowed with the best abilities, if they want activity for exerting them.
Exerting all my strength I picked her up bodily and carried her to the nearest couch.Swept Out to Sea|W. Bertram Foster
Many women who have been taught in these schools are exerting a strong influence as Christian wives, mothers and teachers.
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.