exert one self

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of exert one self

: to make an effort to do something
  • Don't exert yourself too much.
  • She's always willing to exert herself to help other people.

Word by Word Definitions

exert play
  1. : to put forth (strength, effort, etc.)

  2. : to put (oneself) into action or to tiring effort

  3. : to bring to bear especially with sustained effort or lasting effect

self play
  1. : myself, himself, herself

  1. : identical, same

  2. : belonging to oneself : own

  3. : having a single character or quality throughout

  1. : the entire person of an individual

  2. : the realization or embodiment of an abstraction

  3. : an individual's typical character or behavior

  1. : inbreed

  2. : to pollinate with pollen from the same flower or plant

  3. : to undergo self-pollination

  1. : oneself or itself

  2. : of oneself or itself

  3. : by oneself or itself


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