Synonyms of 'exert'
to use influence, authority, etc. forcefully or effectivelyHe exerted all his considerable charm to get the board to agree.
The government appears to be applying the same principle.
Officials used loud-hailers to call for calm.
They are merely exercising their right to free speech.
the approaches and methods we employed in this study
He remains chairman, but wields little power in the company.
make use of,
Sound engineers utilize a range of techniques.
bring to bear, ,
bring into play
See exert yourself
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in the sense of employ
to use as a meansthe approaches and methods we employed in this study
in the sense of exercise
to put into useThey are merely exercising their right to free speech.
in the sense of use
to put into service or actionOfficials used loud-hailers to call for calm.
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