Exert oneself



Put oneself to strenuous effort, as in We exerted ourselves mightily to raise funds. [ First half of 1700s ]

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    [ig-zurt] /ɪgˈzɜrt/ verb (used with object) 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. /ɪɡˈzɜːt/ verb (transitive) 1. to use (influence, authority, etc) forcefully or effectively 2. to apply (oneself) diligently; […]

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