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Synonyms of exert in English:


  • 1 he exerted considerable emotional pressure on me
    bring to bear, apply, bring into play, exercise, employ, use, make use of, utilize, deploy;
    expend, spend
  • 2 he had been exerting himself to make a good impression on her
    make an effort, try hard, strive, endeavour, apply oneself, do one's best, do all one can, do one's utmost, give one's all, make every effort, spare no effort, be at pains, put oneself out;
    struggle, labour, toil, strain, push oneself, drive oneself, work hard, work like a Trojan;
    North American informal do one's darnedest/durnedest, bust one's chops
    Australian informal go for the doctor
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