exert


exert
01. She's an excellent player, so she hardly even had to [exert] herself to beat me.
02. Many athletes report feeling pleasant drug-like sensations as a result of extreme [exertion].
03. He was completely soaked with sweat from the [exertion] of breaking rocks all day.
04. The doctor warned the patient not to [exert] himself too much after the operation until his strength came back.
05. She really [exerted] herself to improve her qualifications by taking night courses for over two years.
06. The tumor in his back is [exerting] pressure on his spinal cord, causing some loss of sensation in his legs.
07. If you [exert] yourself a little more, you could probably finish the job in an hour.
08. An insect [exerts] so much energy in an hour of flying that it can lose as much as a third of its total body weight.
09. To change the momentum of an object in motion, we must [exert] some force on the object.
10. An electrical charge is something which [exerts] electric force.
11. A Greek proverb notes that through [exertion], we learn the value of rest.
12. By the end of the fifth century B.C., Sparta had begun to [exert] political and military power over Greece.
13. Germaine Greer once stated that energy is the power that drives every human being. It is not lost by [exertion], but maintained by it.
14. Studies show that ethnicity [exerts] a major influence on many families.
15. Rita Mae Brown once suggested that language [exerts] hidden power, like the moon on the tides.
16. Ben Stein once advised that nothing happens by itself. It all will come your way once you understand that you have to make it come your way by your own [exertions].
17. There is a certain pleasure in [exertion] that all those who regularly take part in physical activity are aware of.
18. The Vedas state, "May we obtain wealth by our [exertion]."
19. The world's tallest mountains, the Himalayas, are growing taller due to pressure [exerted] by two of Earth's continental plates.
20. Freud believed that the unconscious mind [exerts] powerful effects on behavior.
21. Although it seems very obvious today that culture [exerts] a strong influence on your thoughts and actions, this notion was largely overlooked in mainstream psychology for many years.
22. Your cultural background [exerts] a powerful effect on your selection of food.
23. The pressure [exerted] by a gas will increase as the temperature increases.

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  • Exert — Ex*ert , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Exerted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Exerting}.] [L. exertus, exsertus, p. p. of exerere, exserere, to thrust out; ex out + serere to join or bind together. See {Series}, and cf. {Exsert}.] 1. To thrust forth; to emit; to push …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • exert — exért adj. m., pl. exérţi; f. sg. exértă, pl. exérte Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  EXÉRT, Ă adj. (bot.; despre unele organe) Ieşit în afară. [< …   Dicționar Român

  • exert — ► VERB 1) apply or bring to bear (a force, influence, or quality). 2) (exert oneself) make a physical or mental effort. DERIVATIVES exertion noun. ORIGIN Latin exserere put forth …   English terms dictionary

  • exert — [eg zʉrt′, igzʉrt′] vt. [L exsertare, freq. of exserere, to stretch out, put forth < ex , out + serere, to join, fasten together: see SERIES] 1. to put forth or use energetically; put into action or use [to exert strength, influence, etc.] 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • exert — I verb apply, bring into operation, bring into play, bring to bear, contendere, employ, exercise, expend, intendere, make use of, manipulate, operate, put forth, put in action, set to work, spend, strain, strive, try, use, utilize, wield, work II …   Law dictionary

  • exert — 1660s, thrust forth, push out, from L. exertus/exsertus, pp. of exerere/exserere thrust out, put forth, from ex out (see EX (Cf. ex )) + serere attach, join (see SERIES (Cf. series)). Meaning put into …   Etymology dictionary

  • exert — [v] make use of apply, apply oneself, bring into play*, bring to bear*, dig*, employ, endeavor, exercise, expend, give all one’s got*, give best shot*, labor, make effort, peg away*, plug*, ply, pour it on*, push, put forth, put out, strain,… …   New thesaurus

  • exert */ — UK [ɪɡˈzɜː(r)t] / US [ɪɡˈzɜrt] verb [transitive] Word forms exert : present tense I/you/we/they exert he/she/it exerts present participle exerting past tense exerted past participle exerted formal 1) to use influence, authority, or power in order …   English dictionary

  • exert — ex|ert [ ıg zɜrt ] verb transitive FORMAL * 1. ) to use influence, authority, or power in order to affect or achieve something: exert influence/pressure/control: A well funded national organization would be able to exert more influence in… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • exert — verb (T) 1 exert pressure/control/influence to use your power, influence etc in order to have a particular effect: Photography has exerted a profound influence on art in this century. 2 exert yourself to make a strong physical or mental effort:… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English