as in to apply
to bring to bear especially forcefully or effectively parental involvement has consistently been shown to exert the most influence over a child's success in school

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“Exert.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/exert. Accessed 29 May. 2023.

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