To aim a weapon at a target.
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
To lay out; spend:
To produce with effort and against one's will:
To damage by drawing, stretching, or the exertion of force.
To struggle or fight forcefully; contend:
To force one's way (into, through, etc.)
Wield is defined as to handle a tool, weapon or power with skill.
To do work with; wield or use (a tool, faculty, etc.), esp. with energy
To be the cause of; bring about; make happen; effect, induce, produce, compel, etc.
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.
Find another word for exert. In this page you can discover 18 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for exert, like: put forth, bring-to-bear, exercise, use, apply, drive, employ, expend, force, strain and strive.