verb (used with object)
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The people that would have to exert pressure on the Justice Department, or the Interior Department, that’s Congress.
A systematic way of organizing them and the forces that they exerted seemed a pathway to describing the basic structure and behavior of the universe.Jack Steinberger, Nobel laureate in physics, dies at 99|Martin Weil|December 17, 2020|Washington Post
Pack has become notorious among journalists at Voice of America, Radio Free Europe and other agencies under his purview for his efforts to exert control over their work.Radio Free Europe fires a prominent Russian journalist — and the Kremlin smirks|Paul Farhi|December 16, 2020|Washington Post
Just like a finger pushing on a top, that air exerts a force on the spin axis of the ball.Researchers reveal the secret to the perfect football throw|Harini Barath|December 15, 2020|Science News For Students
He exerted similar energies to win from a reluctant Congress the Panama Canal treaties, which Alter says avoided a major war in Central America.The case for Jimmy Carter as a ‘consequential’ president|Russell L. Riley|December 4, 2020|Washington Post
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.
Pre-combination therapies, AIDS was still exerting its decimating effect, with all the extra bigotry around that.How Robin Williams’ Mrs. Doubtfire Won the Culture Wars|Tim Teeman|August 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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 powerful influence which Madame Roland was thus exerting could not be concealed.Madame Roland, Makers of History|John S. C. Abbott
His ears told him that the dog was holding his own—exerting all his power and neither gaining nor losing.Motor Matt's "Century" Run|Stanley R. Matthews
Jim and Grundy each seized an oar, and, exerting their strength, they were soon clear of the wreck.The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands|R.M. Ballantyne
By exerting myself to persevere for about a month, I was enabled to feel perfectly resigned.My Ten Years' Imprisonment|Silvio Pellico
This was from sheer exhaustion, caused by exerting themselves far beyond their natural strength.The Rival Campers|Ruel Perley Smith