What is exert?

  • (verb): Of power or authority.
    Synonyms: wield, maintain
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on exert:

Advocacy Group - Influence
... Advocacy groups can also exert influence through the assembly by lobbying ... their disposal can employ professional lobbyists to try and exert influence in the assembly ... The judicial branch of government can also be used by advocacy groups to exert influence ...
Duro V. Reina - Dissenting Opinion
... Congress's intent to allow Indian tribes to exert jurisdiction over nonmembers ... fact that nonmembers were citizens of the United States counseled against allowing tribes to exert jurisdiction over nonmembers ... was true, he said, it would also be true that tribes could not exert jurisdiction over their own members either ...
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 ... 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
... states that the maximum force one's muscles can exert decreases exponentially from the time one begins continuously exerting the force ... 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 ...
Theories of Impulsivity - Ego (cognitive) Depletion
... 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 and energy to perform ... 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 over ... 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
  • (verb): Make a great effort at a mental or physical task.
    Example: "Exert oneself"

Famous quotes containing the word exert:

    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)

    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)

    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)