exert exert  /ɪɡ ˈzɜrt/


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



  1. That appeal led to Packer's current role as a doctrinal Solomon whose pronouncements as executive editor at the magazine Christianity Today exert influence beyond its 340,000 readers.
  2. The rule was designed to cut down tie games, give leading teams a chance to exert extra pressure and trailing teams a better chance to catch up.
  3. But a new study by University of Maryland researchers shows that even people with a genetic predisposition to gain weight can exert some control over how big they get.



  1. "Let me assure you that no authorities of my church, or of any other church for that matter, will ever exert influence on presidential decisions. Their authority is theirs, within the province of church affairs, and it ends where the affairs of the...
    on Dec 5, 2007 By: Mitt Romney Source: Reuters

  2. "We're asking the attorney general to exert his authority to investigate the sources of these donations ...... to determine whether it is compliant, and whether the Cordoba Initiative ...... is in fact a legitimate charity. And in fact, whether the...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Rick Lazio Source: The Canadian Press

  3. "With a government of this nature, only a united front of nations will be able to exert enough pressure to make Iran abandon its nuclear aspirations," US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates told the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs...
    on Oct 17, 2007 By: Robert Gates Source: Christian Science Monitor

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