What is exert?

  • (verb): Make a great effort at a mental or physical task.
    Example: "Exert oneself"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on exert:

Advocacy Group - Influence
... Advocacy groups can also exert influence through the assembly by lobbying ... resources at their disposal can employ professional lobbyists to try and exert influence in the assembly ... of government can also be used by advocacy groups to exert influence ...
Duro V. Reina - Dissenting Opinion
... in such a way that supported Congress's intent to allow Indian tribes to exert jurisdiction over nonmembers ... nonmembers were citizens of the United States counseled against allowing tribes to exert jurisdiction over nonmembers ... If that was true, he said, it would also be true that tribes could not exert jurisdiction over their own members either ...
Rohmert's Law
... and ergonomics field, Rohmert's law states that the maximum force one's muscles can exert decreases exponentially from the time one begins continuously exerting ... law applies to maximum force, the inverse is true as well the less force one is asked to exert, the longer one will be able to exert that force before their muscles ... If one is asked to exert zero force, they can theoretically hold the position indefinitely ...
Types of Neurotransmitters
... important functionally—the great majority of psychoactive drugs exert their effects by altering the actions of some neurotransmitter systems, often acting through transmitters other than glutamate or GABA ... Addictive drugs such as cocaine and amphetamine exert their effects primarily on the dopamine system ... The addictive opiate drugs exert their effects primarily as functional analogs of opioid peptides, which, in turn, regulate dopamine levels ...
Theories of Impulsivity - Ego (cognitive) Depletion
... as analogous to a muscle Just as a muscle requires strength and energy to exert force over a period of time, acts that have high self-control demands also require ... after a period of sustained exertion and have reduced capacity to exert further force, self-control can also become depleted when demands are made of self-control resources ... When people expect to have to exert self-control later, they will curtail current performance more severely than if no such demands are anticipated ...

More definitions of "exert":

  • (verb): Put to use.
    Example: "Exert one's power or influence"
    Synonyms: exercise

Famous quotes containing the word exert:

    The Spirit of Place [does not] exert its full influence upon a newcomer until the old inhabitant is dead or absorbed. So America.... The moment the last nuclei of Red [Indian] life break up in America, then the white men will have to reckon with the full force of the demon of the continent.
    —D.H. (David Herbert)

    It is in vain that we would circumscribe the power of one half of our race, and that half by far the most important and influential. If they exert it not for good, they will for evil; if they advance not knowledge, they will perpetuate ignorance. Let women stand where they may in the scale of improvement, their position decides that of the race.
    Frances Wright (1795–1852)

    Freudianism is much more nearly a religion than a science, inasmuch as the relation between analyst and patient has a great deal in common with that between priest and communicant at confessional, and such ideas as the Oedipus complex, the superego, the libido, and the id exert an effect upon the converted which is almost identical with what flows to the devout Christian from godhead, trinity, grace, and immortality.
    Robert Nisbet (b. 1913)