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EXERT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does exert mean? 

EXERT (verb)
  The verb EXERT has 3 senses:

1. put to use
2. have and exercise
3. make a great effort at a mental or physical task

  Familiarity information: EXERT used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


EXERT (verb)


Sense 1exert [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Put to use

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking

Synonyms:

exercise; exert

Context example:

exert one's power or influence

Hypernyms (to "exert" is one way to...):

apply; employ; use; utilise; utilize (put into service; make work or employ (something) for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2exert [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Have and exercise

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

wield; exert; maintain

Context example:

wield power and authority

Hypernyms (to "exert" is one way to...):

have; have got; hold (have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3exert [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make a great effort at a mental or physical task

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Context example:

exert oneself

Hypernyms (to "exert" is one way to...):

act; move (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action))

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "exert"):

overexert (exert (oneself) excessively and go beyond one's strength)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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