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English Dictionary: exerting by the DICT Development Group
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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Exert \Ex*ert"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Exerted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Exerting}.] [L. exertus, exsertus, p. p. of exerere,
      exserere, to thrust out; ex out + serere to join or bind
      together. See {Series}, and cf. {Exsert}.]
      1. To thrust forth; to emit; to push out. [Obs.]
  
                     So from the seas exerts his radiant head The star by
                     whom the lights of heaven are led.      --Dryden.
  
      2. To put force, ability, or anything of the nature of an
            active faculty; to put in vigorous action; to bring into
            active operation; as, to exert the strength of the body,
            limbs, faculties, or imagination; to exert the mind or the
            voice.
  
      3. To put forth, as the result or exercise of effort; to
            bring to bear; to do or perform.
  
                     When we will has exerted an act of command on any
                     faculty of the soul or member of the body. --South.
  
      {To exert one's self}, to use efforts or endeavors; to
            strive; to make an attempt.
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