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
... great majority of psychoactive drugs exert their effects by altering the actions of some neurotransmitter systems, often acting through transmitters ... 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 ...
Rohmert's Law
... factors and ergonomics field, Rohmert's law states that the maximum force one's muscles can exert decreases exponentially from the time one begins continuously ... 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 ...
Duro V. Reina - Dissenting Opinion
... Congress's intent to allow Indian tribes to exert jurisdiction over 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 ...
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 strength ... 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 of ... When people expect to have to exert self-control later, they will curtail current performance more severely than if no such demands are anticipated ...
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 ... can also be used by advocacy groups to exert influence ...

More definitions of "exert":

  • (verb): Make a great effort at a mental or physical task.
    Example: "Exert oneself"

Famous quotes containing the word exert:

    A person of definite character and purpose who comprehends our way of thought is sure to exert power over us. He cannot altogether be resisted; because, if he understands us, he can make us understand him, through the word, the look, or other symbol, which both of us connect with the common sentiment or idea; and thus by communicating an impulse he can move the will.
    Charles Horton Cooley (1864–1929)

    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)

    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)