Meaning of exert

ex•ert

Pronunciation: (ig-zûrt'), [key]
— 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&hasp;) into strenuous, vigorous action or effort.
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