To use the right to buy or sell something, renew a contract, etc. under the terms of (an option contract)
To consume, expend, or exhaust by use
Wield is defined as to handle a tool, weapon or power with skill.
To struggle or fight forcefully; contend:
To produce with effort and against one's will:
Maintain is defined as to keep in a current state in order to prevent from failing or breaking or to carry on or to support or provide.
To damage by drawing, stretching, or the exertion of force.
To force one's way (into, through, etc.)
To do work with; wield or use (a tool, faculty, etc.), esp. with energy
To lay out; spend:
To be the cause of; bring about; make happen; effect, induce, produce, compel, etc.
To aim a weapon at a target.
Find another word for exert. In this page you can discover 20 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for exert, like: put forth, apply, exercise, impose, use, influence, put out, wield, strive, force and maintain.