verb (used with object)
to put forth or into use, as power; exercise, as ability or influence; put into vigorous action:
to exert every effort.
to put (oneself) into strenuous, vigorous action or effort.
to use (influence, authority, etc) forcefully or effectively
to apply (oneself) diligently; make a strenuous effort
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.
[eks] /ɛks/ noun 1. the letter X, x. [eks] /ɛks/ noun, Informal. 1. a former spouse or a former partner in a long-term romantic relationship; ex-wife, ex-husband, or ex-lover. /ɛks/ preposition 1. (finance) not participating in; excluding; without: ex bonus, ex dividend, ex rights 2. (commerce) without charge to the buyer until removed from: ex […]
[eks] /ɛks/ adjective, Slang. 1. (def 1). /ɛks/ preposition 1. (finance) not participating in; excluding; without: ex bonus, ex dividend, ex rights 2. (commerce) without charge to the buyer until removed from: ex quay, ex ship, ex works /ɛks/ noun 1. (informal) (a person’s) former wife, husband, etc 2. (Canadian) short for examination n. 1827, […]
[ek-si-ter] /ˈɛk sɪ tər/ noun 1. a city in Devonshire, in SW England: cathedral. 2. a town in SE New Hampshire. /ˈɛksɪtə/ noun 1. a city in SW England, administrative centre of Devon; university (1955). Pop: 106 772 (2001) Old English Exanceaster, Escanceaster, from Latin Isca (c.150), from Celtic river name Exe “the water” + […]
[ek-see-uh nt, -oo nt] /ˈɛk si ənt, -ˌʊnt/ verb (used without object) 1. (they) go offstage (used formerly as a stage direction, usually preceding the names of the characters): Exeunt soldiers and townspeople. /ˈɛksɪˌʌnt/ uknown 1. they go out: used as a stage direction stage direction, late 15c., from Latin, literally “they go out,” third […]