• To put to use or effect; put forth.
  • To bring to bear; exercise.
  • To put (oneself) to strenuous effort.
  • To put forth; thrust out; push out; emit.
  • To put forth, as strength, force, or ability; put in action; bring into active operation: as, to <internalXref urlencoded="exert">exert</internalXref> the strength of the body; to <em>exert</em> powers or faculties.
  • To put forth as the result of effort; do or perform.
  • To put forth effort or energy.
  • See <internalXref urlencoded="exserted">exserted</internalXref>.
  • To thrust forth; to emit; to push out.
  • To put force, ability, or anything of the nature of an active faculty; to put in vigorous action; to bring into active operation
  • To put forth, as the result or exercise of effort; to bring to bear; to do or perform.
  • to use efforts or endeavors; to strive; to make an attempt.
  • to put in <xref>vigorous</xref> <xref>action</xref>
  • to make <xref>use</xref> of, to <xref>apply</xref>, especially of something non-<xref>material</xref>
  • put to use
  • make a great effort at a mental or physical task
  • have and exercise
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