verb (used with object)
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Origin of exert
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Liang and Patty must exert so much effort to be flawlessly normal, appropriately suburban, perfectly neighborly that rest becomes impossible.Simon Han’s ‘Nights When Nothing Happened’ is a poignant study of the immigrant experience|Ron Charles|November 30, 2020|Washington Post
Think of creativity as a benevolent power you can exert when conversations start to go astray.Better conversations: The 7 essential elements of meaningful communication|matthewheimer|November 24, 2020|Fortune
Conversely, light particles above the ocean may exert a cooling effect.Wildfire smoke travels far but never really disappears|Juliet Grable|October 7, 2020|Popular Science
Bargain home loans offering extra-low monthly payments are exerting a powerful pull on buyers.
Calabria, who was confirmed in April 2019, has called for an end to the “conservatorship,” the close financial control that his agency has exerted over Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae since the 2008 crisis.The Kushners’ Freddie Mac Loan Wasn’t Just Massive. It Came With Unusually Good Terms, Too.|by Heather Vogell|October 1, 2020|ProPublica
Energy is sucked from them, the world around them becomes impossible—the Babadook of grief and loss exerts its force everywhere.
And second, well, no, sorry—violence and death are not what you inevitably get when the United States exerts its influence.
Pressurization exerts forces on any potential weak point, and that includes doors and cargo hold latches.Why Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Must Have Died Instantaneously|Clive Irving|March 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.
It exerts also various other actions in particular cases which we cannot here stop to particularize.Elements of Agricultural Chemistry|Thomas Anderson
They are as yet at the very beginning of this stage of evolution, and it certainly exerts little influence upon them.Man And His Ancestor|Charles Morris
She tries on a gown, she exerts all her strength, but cannot make the hooks and eyes meet.The Petty Troubles of Married Life, Complete|Honore de Balzac
What can be the nature of this quality that it exerts the power of deciding of the phenomena of objects?Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 3|Plotinos (Plotinus)
A woman who is cultivated in the true sense exerts a constant influence for good.Girls and Women|Harriet E. Paine (AKA E. Chester}