exert vs maintain what difference

what is difference between exert and maintain

English

Etymology

From Latin exsertus, past participle of exsero.

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ɪɡˈzɝt/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɪɡˈzɜːt/
  • Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)t
  • Hyphenation: exert

Verb

exert (third-person singular simple present exerts, present participle exerting, simple past and past participle exerted)

  1. To put in vigorous action.
  2. To make use of, to apply, especially of something non-material.

Related terms

  • exertion

Translations

Anagrams

  • retex


English

Etymology

From Middle English mayntenen, from Old French maintenir, from Late Latin manūteneō, manūtenēre (I support), from Latin manū (with the hand) + teneō (I hold).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /meɪnˈteɪn/, /mənˈteɪn/
  • Rhymes: -eɪn

Verb

maintain (third-person singular simple present maintains, present participle maintaining, simple past and past participle maintained)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To support (someone), to back up or assist (someone) in an action. [14th-19thc.]
  2. To keep up; to preserve; to uphold (a state, condition etc.). [from 14thc.]
  3. To declare or affirm (a clause) to be true; to assert. [from 15thc.]

Antonyms

  • (to keep up): abandon

Derived terms

  • maintainability

Related terms

Translations

Anagrams

  • amanitin

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