Definition: to put forth effort
Part of Speech: Verb
Synonym(s): apply, work
Antonym(s): rest, relax
1. Don’t exert yourself too much or your stitches will open.
2. If you don’t exert all of your strength, you won’t be able to reposition the piano.
3. Celebrities should be good role models because they have the ability to exert influence over young people.