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verb [transitive] formal exert pronunciation in British English /ɪɡˈzɜː(r)t/
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present tense
present participleexerting
past tenseexerted
past participleexerted
  1. 1
    to use influence, authority, or power in order to affect or achieve something
    exert influence/pressure/control:

    A well-funded national organization would be able to exert more influence in Parliament.

    the inadequate degree of control exerted by some parents over their children


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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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