V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. to apply influence, power, or authority in order to effect situation; 2. to make a great physical or mental effort
Synonyms: influence, beckon, entice, induce, exercise, maintain, wield, endeavor, ply, strain, strive, employ, tire
Tips: The related word exertion is the act or instance of effort. To exert oneself is to force the use of energy to exercise effort.
Foster parents are supposed to exert parental control over the foster children in their care. (wield, exercise)
Upon finally winning the four-hour tennis match, Greg feel down from physical exertion. (exhaustion, strain) noun
I am not afraid to exert my authority if a subordinate isn't following my plan. (use, expense)
I had to exert all of my energy to finish the marathon. (use, expense)
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