Definitions for "Exert"
To thrust forth; to emit; to push out.
To put force, ability, or anything of the nature of an active faculty; to put in vigorous action; to bring into active operation; as, to exert the strength of the body, limbs, faculties, or imagination; to exert the mind or the voice.
To put forth, as the result or exercise of effort; to bring to bear; to do or perform.
Keywords:  influence, power, authority, one
put to use; "exert one's power or influence"
of power or authority