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exertverb [T]

 us   /ɪɡˈzɜrt/
  • exert verb [T] (USE)

to use ​power or the ​ability to make something ​happen: To ​cutcosts, health-insurance ​plans are exerting ​tightercontrol over ​paying for ​medicalcare.
  • exert verb [T] (MAKE AN EFFORT)

to ​cause yourself to make an ​effort: She will have to exert herself a lot more if she ​wants to ​succeed in this ​business.
exertion
noun [C/U]  us   /ɪɡˈzɜr·ʃən/
[U] Physical exertion isn’t always a good thing in a ​hotclimate.
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