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synonyms for exert oneself

  • strive
  • sweat
  • tend
  • toil
  • cultivate
  • drive
  • drudge
  • endeavor
  • grind
  • plod
  • slave
  • strain
  • struggle
  • travail
  • bear down
  • plug away
  • pour it on
  • work oneself to the bone
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antonyms for exert oneself

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  • ignore
  • neglect
  • be lazy
  • idle
  • laze
  • rest
  • relax
  • be lazy
  • neglect
  • forget
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    How to use exert oneself in a sentence

    Liszt himself doesn't play the chords as well as Gurickx;—perhaps because he does not care now to exert the strength.
    MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
    The habit of refreshing oneself with a pipe on some elevated spot which commands a fine view, is common to both sexes.
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    To suddenly discover oneself proficient where failure had been feared increases self esteem and adds to the sum of happiness.
    FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
    His work is destined to exert considerable influence upon the art.
    THE RECENT REVOLUTION IN ORGAN BUILDINGGEORGE LAING MILLER
    Margaret tried to talk of other things, but was in too much discomfort to exert herself enough to divert his attention.
    THE DAISY CHAINCHARLOTTE YONGE
    Probably, however, there was no single individual in the commonwealth who could exert as much influence as he.
    SCATTERGOOD BAINESCLARENCE BUDINGTON KELLAND
    "Perhaps your ladyship can persuade Lady Hartledon to exert herself," suggested the bland doctor.
    ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
    The orator whose eloquence had been the delight of the Country party would have had to exert his ingenuity on a new set of topics.
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    Thereafter she did not need to urge Val to exert speed to get away from the spot toward which the rock was rushing.
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    It is good, I believe, to be respectable, but much nobler to respect oneself and utter the voice of God.
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