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- to put in vigorous action
- I exerted myself in today's training.
- to make use of, to apply, especially of something non-material
- He considered exerting his influence on John to gain an advantage for himself.
- 2012 18 April, Phil McNulty, “Chelsea 1-0 Barcelona”, BBC Sport:
- Di Matteo clearly saw Drogba's power as a potential threat to a Barcelona defence stripped of Gerard Pique - but he barely caught sight of goal in a first 45 minutes in which the Catalans exerted their technical superiority.
to put in vigorous action
to make use of
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- Finnish: ponnistaa