What is exert?

  • (verb): Put to use.
    Example: "Exert one's power or influence"
    Synonyms: exercise
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on exert:

Types of Neurotransmitters
... 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 ... 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 ...
Duro V. Reina - Dissenting Opinion
... Congress's intent to allow Indian tribes to exert jurisdiction over nonmembers ... that 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
... law states that the maximum force one's muscles can exert decreases exponentially from the time one begins continuously exerting the force ... 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 become fatigued ... If one is asked to exert zero force, they can theoretically hold the position indefinitely ...
Advocacy Group - Influence
... Advocacy groups can also exert influence through the assembly by lobbying ... can employ professional lobbyists to try and exert influence in the assembly ... government can also be used by advocacy groups to exert influence ...
Theories of Impulsivity - Ego (cognitive) Depletion
... 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 strength and ... exertion and have reduced capacity to exert further force, self-control can also become depleted when demands are made of self-control resources over a period ... 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): Make a great effort at a mental or physical task.
    Example: "Exert oneself"

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)

    My administration is pledged to follow the policies of Mr. Roosevelt in this regard, and while that pledge does not involve me in any obligation to carry them out unless I have Congressional authority to do so, it does require that I take every step and exert every legislative influence upon Congress to enact the legislation which shall best subserve the purposes indicated.
    William Howard Taft (1857–1930)

    The need to exert power, when thwarted in the open fields of life, is the more likely to assert itself in trifles.
    Charles Horton Cooley (1864–1929)