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English verb: exert

1. exert (consumption) put to use

SamplesExert one's power or influence.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)apply, employ, use, utilise, utilize

2. exert (possession) have and exercise

SamplesWield power and authority.

Synonymsmaintain, wield

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)have, have got, hold

3. exert (social) make a great effort at a mental or physical task

SamplesExert oneself.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)act, move

Narrower (hyponym)overexert

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