Synonyms for Exert:

n.

bring in, exploit, consume, draw on, fall back on, bring to bear, go toward. put out, depress, scrunch, rub, press, ply, throw, crush, grind, cause, squeeze, nip, flatten, compress. exert (noun)
maintain, exercise, wield.

v.

apply (verb)
exercise, practice, function, serve, operate, utilize, employ, use, conduct, implement, apply, effect.
exert (verb)
expend, toil, labor, wield, discharge.
make use of (verb)
labor, apply, utilize, exercise, toil, expend, throw, use, ply, wield, employ, bring to bear, put out.

Other synonyms:

throw. Other relevant words:
maintain, put out, ply, throw, bring to bear.

Usage examples for exert

  1. Those of them who are only masters of one language are in a sort of prison; those who are masters of two, might, if English had been their original speech, have had their choice of the remaining languages of the world to exert the same degree of labour on, with a better prospect of advantage. – The English Language by Robert Gordon Latham
  2. Michael felt strangely disinclined to exert himself to get up and ride from sunrise until sundown. – There was a King in Egypt by Norma Lorimer
  3. The committee therefore were reduced to this;- either they must exert themselves without hope, or they must wait till some change should take place in their favour. – The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade, by the British Parliament (1839) by Thomas Clarkson