Exert

  • 1Exert — 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 …

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  • 2exert — 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. [< …

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  • 3exert — ► 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 …

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  • 4exert — [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.… …

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  • 5exert — 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 …

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  • 6exert — 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 …

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  • 7exert — [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,… …

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  • 8exert — 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… …

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  • 9exert */ — 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 …

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  • 10exert — 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… …

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  • 11exert — 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:… …

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  • 12exert — [[t]ɪgzɜ͟ː(r)t[/t]] exerts, exerting, exerted 1) VERB If someone or something exerts influence, authority, or pressure, they use it in a strong or determined way, especially in order to produce a particular effect. [FORMAL] [V n] He exerted… …

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  • 13exert — transitive verb Etymology: Latin exsertus, past participle of exserere to thrust out, from ex + serere to join more at series Date: circa 1630 1. a. to put forth (as strength) < the force is exerted sideways > b. to put (oneself) into action or&#8230; …

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  • 14exert — exertive, adj. /ig zerrt /, v.t. 1. to put forth or into use, as power; exercise, as ability or influence; put into vigorous action: to exert every effort. 2. to put (oneself) into strenuous, vigorous action or effort. [1650 60; < L ex(s)ertus,&#8230; …

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  • 15exert — verb Exert is used with these nouns as the object: ↑attraction, ↑authority, ↑control, ↑dominance, ↑effect, ↑effort, ↑fascination, ↑force, ↑impact, ↑influence, ↑leverage, ↑ …

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  • 16exert — ex|ert [ıgˈzə:t US ə:rt] v [T] [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: exsertus, past participle of exserere to push out ] 1.) to use your power, influence etc in order to make something happen ▪ They exerted considerable influence within the school.&#8230; …

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  • 17exert — [ɪg zə:t, ɛg ] 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 C17: from L. exserere put forth …

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  • 18exert — v 1. exercise, use, employ, put to use, utilize; wield, bring into play, set in motion, put to work; put forth, expend, spend, put out. 2. exert oneself strive, endeavor, attempt; struggle, strain, push, drive, go all out, knock oneself out, Sl.&#8230; …

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  • 19exert — verb Syn: bring to bear, apply, use, utilize, deploy Phrases: exert oneself …

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  • 20exert — [ɪgˈzɜːt] verb [T] formal to use influence, authority, or strength in order to affect or achieve something • exert yourself to use a lot of physical or mental effort[/ex] …

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