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Assert vs. Exert — What's the Difference?

Assert vs. Exert — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Assert and Exert

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Assert

To state or express positively; affirm
Asserted his innocence.
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Exert

To put to use or effect; put forth
Exerted all my strength to move the box.
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Assert

To defend or maintain (one's rights, for example).
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Exert

To bring to bear; exercise
Exert influence.
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Assert

To put into action boldly; employ or demonstrate
Asserted her independence.
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Exert

To put (oneself) to strenuous effort
Exerted ourselves mightily to raise funds.
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Assert

To declare with assurance or plainly and strongly; to state positively.
He would often assert that there was life on other planets.
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Exert

To put in vigorous action.
I exerted myself in today's training.
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Assert

To use or exercise and thereby prove the existence of.
To assert one's authority
Salman Rushdie has asserted his right to be identified as the author of this work.
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Exert

To make use of, to apply, especially of something non-material.
He considered exerting his influence on John to gain an advantage for himself.
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Assert

To maintain or defend, as a cause or a claim, by words or measures; to vindicate a claim or title to
To assert our rights and liberties
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Exert

To thrust forth; to emit; to push out.
So from the seas exerts his radiant headThe star by whom the lights of heaven are led.
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Assert

(reflexive) To insist on the legitimacy of one's rights, opinion, etc; not to allow oneself to be dismissed; to ensure that one is taken into consideration; to make oneself respected; to be assertive.
Since going to therapy, I've found it much easier to assert myself.
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Exert

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.
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Assert

(programming) To specify that a condition or expression is true at a certain point in the code.
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Exert

To put forth, as the result or exercise of effort; to bring to bear; to do or perform.
When we will has exerted an act of command on any faculty of the soul or member of the body.
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Assert

(electronics) To set a signal on a line using a voltage or electric current.
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Exert

Put to use;
Exert one's power or influence
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Assert

(computer science) an assertion; a section of source code which tests whether an expected condition is true.
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Exert

Of power or authority
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Assert

To affirm; to declare with assurance, or plainly and strongly; to state positively; to aver; to asseverate.
Nothing is more shameful . . . than to assert anything to be done without a cause.
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Exert

Make a great effort at a mental or physical task;
Exert oneself
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Assert

To maintain; to defend.
That . . . I may assert Eternal Providence,And justify the ways of God to men.
I will assert it from the scandal.
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Assert

To maintain or defend, as a cause or a claim, by words or measures; to vindicate a claim or title to; as, to assert our rights and liberties.
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Assert

State categorically
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Assert

To declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true;
Before God I swear I am innocent
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Assert

Insist on having one's opinions and rights recognized;
Women should assert themselves more!
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Assert

Assert to be true;
The letter asserts a free society
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