Exertive



[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; make a strenuous effort
v.

1660s, “thrust forth, push out,” from Latin exertus/exsertus, past participle of exerere/exserere “thrust out, put forth,” from ex- “out” (see ex-) + serere “attach, join” (see series). Meaning “put into use” is 1680s. Related: Exerted; exerting.

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