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English verb: exert

1. exert (consumption) put to use


SamplesExert one's power or influence.


Synonymsexercise


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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