Definition of 'exert'
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The first is their capacity to turn the territorial pressure they exert into points from the boot. Times, Sunday Times (2016)No pressure is exerted on the government. Times, Sunday Times (2017)It turns out that subtle differences in cultural history exert large effects on the way people think, and how they can be influenced. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I'm trying to exert maximum pressure. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He exerted his main influence in two spheres. WHEN SCOTLAND RULED THE WORLD: The Story of the Golden Age of Genius, Creativity and Exploration (2002)One key question is how traffic pollution can exert such an effect on lung growth. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Light exerts a profound effect on plants and all animal life. M. E. Post-Viral Fatigue Syndrome - How To Live With It (1989)Improved disclosure of bonuses would enable shareholders to exert more pressure on banks to minimise pay. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Any improvement is liable to be limited by a basic scarcity of players consistently capable of exerting exceptional influence on matches. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The effort you exert to improve a difficult relationship is almost always rewarded with new vitality for you and your group. Christianity Today (2000)Besides, it does not explain why home advantage continues to exert its effect in derby games. Times, Sunday Times (2012)That is, more intelligent subjects exerted less intellectual effort to do the test items. Advanced Educational Psychology For Educators, Researchers and Policymakers, (1995)The blueberry has the highest proportion of antioxidants, some of which exert protective effects on the brain. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Your blood pressure Your blood pressure is a measure of the pressure your blood exerts as it flows through your arteries. The Family Nutrition Workbook (1988)How does HDL exert its protective effect? The 8-Week Cholesterol Cure (1990)It will exert renewed pressure on the tense diplomatic ties between Britain and Argentina. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We will continue to exert our best efforts to secure the liquidity and safety of our reserves holdings, while enhancing returns under the given constraints. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I am afraid the philistine, utilitarian forces that have so damaged higher education will exert their pressure for some while yet. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The strain on working capital exerted by its stockpile was one of the reasons behind last month's 108 million share placing. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But nobody seems to want to exert the effort to make the UK truly competitive or bring it back to the glory that it was. Times, Sunday Times (2011)For example, vitamin pills are consumed by many millions of people in expectation that they will exert a powerful effect on health and well-being. Cultural Anthropology (1995)A shake-up for the planning system is one of the few ways that the Government can exert a direct influence over energy. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I think our defence will be the measure of our success, or otherwise, as better teams in the knockout stages exert more pressure. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'exert'
British English: exert VERB
If someone or something exerts influence, authority, or pressure, they use it in a strong or determined way.
He exerted considerable influence on the thinking of the scientific community on these issues.
Definition of exert from the Collins English Dictionary
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