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Synonyms for exertion
ɪgˈzɜr ʃənex·er·tion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. exertionnoun

    An act is strictly and originally something accomplished by an exercise of power, in which sense it is synonymous with deed or effect. Action is a doing. Act is therefore single, individual, momentary; action a complex of acts, or a process, state, or habit of exerting power. We say a virtuous act, but rather a virtuous course of action. We speak of the action of an acid upon a metal, not of its act. Act is used, also, for the simple exertion of power; as, an act of will. In this sense an act does not necessarily imply an external effect, while an action does. Morally, the act of murder is in the determination to kill; legally, the act is not complete without the striking of the fatal blow. Act and deed are both used for the thing done, but act refers to the power put forth, deed to the result accomplished; as, a voluntary act, a bad deed. In connection with other words act is more usually qualified by the use of another noun, action by an adjective preceding; we may say a kind act, though oftener an act of kindness, but only a kind action, not an action of kindness. As between act and deed, deed is commonly used of great, notable, and impressive acts, as are achievement, exploit, and feat.

    Festus: We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths.

    Bailey Festus, A Country Town, sc. 7.

    A feat exhibits strength, skill, personal power, whether mental or physical, especially the latter; as, a feat of arms, a feat of memory. An exploit is a conspicuous or glorious deed, involving valor or heroism, usually combined with strength, skill, loftiness of thought, and readiness of resource; an achievement is the doing of something great and noteworthy; an exploit is brilliant, but its effect may be transient; an achievement is solid, and its effect enduring. Act and action are both in contrast to all that is merely passive and receptive. The intensest action is easier than passive endurance.

    Synonyms:
    accomplishment, achievement, act, action, consummation, deed, doing, effect, execution, exercise, exploit, feat, motion, movement, operation, performance, proceeding, transaction, work

    Antonyms:
    cessation, deliberation, endurance, immobility, inaction, inactivity, inertia, passion (In philosophic sense), quiescence, quiet, repose, rest, suffering, suspension

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. exertion

    Synonyms:
    effort, labor, toil

    Antonyms:
    relaxation, recreation, rest

Princeton's WordNet

  1. effort, elbow grease, exertion, travail, sweatnoun

    use of physical or mental energy; hard work

    "he got an A for effort"; "they managed only with great exertion"

    Synonyms:
    attempt, endeavour, elbow grease, lather, travail, parturiency, exploit, campaign, childbed, feat, drive, labour, effort, sudor, perspiration, movement, try, sweat, fret, stew, cause, labor, swither, lying-in, confinement, crusade, endeavor

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. exertionnoun

    Synonyms:
    effort, endeavor, struggle, attempt, trial, strain, stretch

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. exertionnoun

    Synonyms:
    effort, struggle, attempt

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "exertion":

    consumption, depletion, consuming

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How to use exertion in a sentence?

  1. Robert Burns:

    Firmness in enduring and exertion is a character I always wish to possess. I have always despised the whining yelp of complaint and cowardly resolve.

  2. Lao Tzu:

    Without going out-of-doors, one can know all he needs to know. Without even looking out of his window, one can grasp the nature of everything. Without going beyond his own nature, one can achieve ultimate wisdom. Therefore, the intelligent man knows all he needs to know without going away, And sees all he needs to see without looking elsewhere, And does all he needs to do wihout undue exertion.

  3. Mary Howitt:

    God sends children for another purpose than merely to keep up the race - to enlarge our hearts; and to make us unselfish and full of kindly sympathies and affection; to give our shoulds higher aims; to call out all our faculties to extended enterprise and exertion and to bring round our firesides bright faces, happy smiles, and loving, tender hearts. My soul blesses the great Father, every day, that he has gladdened the earth with little children

  4. The Hitopadesa:

    Prosperity is acquired by exertion, and there is no fruit for him who doth not exert himself: the fawns go not into the mouth of a sleeping lion.

  5. Andrew Freeman:

    You take someone who is using all sorts of substances and lives a very high-stress life, likely doesn't exercise regularly or eat well, sometimes bad things are gon na happen, yes, there can be a slight chance of a heart attack or something bad happening during any kind of intense exertion, but I would argue that there's significant risk in not exercising.


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