verb (used with object)
Origin of exert
Examples from the Web for exerts
And second, well, no, sorry—violence and death are not what you inevitably get when the United States exerts its influence.
Facebook exerts an inordinate amount of control over your life.Seven Hacks to Revolutionize Your Facebook Experience|Nina Strochlic|September 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
First of all, it exerts a new level of hegemonic control over users' experiences.
The articles say Miscavige exerts such influence that “managers follow his orders, however bizarre, with lemming-like obedience.”
No wonder, therefore, if he exerts himself to prevent her, and to be revenged.Clarissa, Volume 5 (of 9)|Samuel Richardson
Was he one of those cold and passionless men upon whom no woman ever exerts an intense influence?The Harbor of Doubt|Frank Williams
And here again he exerts a power for good, confirming and strengthening the teachings of the past week.
It contains many distinguished men, and exerts great influence on the history of the country.Elements of Civil Government|Alexander L. Peterman
Upon some it has little action, while upon others, especially women, it exerts extraordinary power.Poison Romance and Poison Mysteries|C. J. S. Thompson