• The act or an instance of exerting, especially a strenuous effort.
  • The act of exerting; the act of putting into motion or action; effort; a striving: as, an <em>exertion</em> of strength or power; an <em>exertion</em> of the limbs or of the mind.
  • <strong>Synonyms</strong> Endeavor, attempt, trial.
  • The act of exerting, or putting into motion or action; the active exercise of any power or faculty; an effort, esp. a laborious or perceptible effort.
  • An <xref>expenditure</xref> of physical or mental <xref>effort</xref>.
  • use of physical or mental energy; hard work
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