exertion (Also exertions) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to exertion


  • noun someone who controls access to something
    • there are too many gatekeepers between the field officers and the chief
  • noun someone who guards an entrance
    ostiary; door guard; doorkeeper; doorman; porter; hall porter.

More 'gatekeeper' Meaning


  • noun the act of rubbing down, usually for relaxation or medicinal purposes

More 'rubdown' Meaning


  • noun someone who saves something from danger or violence
    recoverer; rescuer.
  • noun someone who saves (especially money)

More 'saver' Meaning


  • noun the act of commercializing something; involving something in commerce
    • my father considered the commercialization of Christmas to be a sacrilege
    • the government tried to accelerate the commercialization of this development
    • both companies will retain control over the commercialization of their own products

More 'commercialisation' Meaning


  • noun a period of time spent in military service
    tour; term of enlistment; enlistment; duty tour; tour of duty.
  • noun the state of inactivity following an interruption
    halt; stoppage; stop; arrest; stay; check.
    • the negotiations were in arrest
    • held them in check
    • during the halt he got some lunch
    • the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow
    • he spent the entire stop in his seat

More 'hitch' Meaning


  • noun any structure that makes progress difficult
    impedimenta; impediment; obstructor; obstructer.
  • noun the physical condition of blocking or filling a passage with an obstruction

More 'obstruction' Meaning


  • noun a holy war waged by Muslims against infidels
    international jihad; jehad.
  • noun a holy struggle or striving by a Muslim for a moral or spiritual or political goal

More 'jihad' Meaning


  • noun a disposition to behave aggressively
  • noun a feeling of hostility that arouses thoughts of attack

More 'aggression' Meaning


  • noun liveliness and eagerness
    alacrity; smartness.
    • he accepted with alacrity
    • the smartness of the pace soon exhausted him

More 'briskness' Meaning


  • noun an itinerant Australian laborer who carries his personal belongings in a bundle as he travels around in search of work
    swagger; swagman.

More 'swaggie' Meaning


  • noun a line connecting isometric points
    isometric line.
  • adjective related by an isometry

More 'isometric' Meaning


  • noun an organized plan for employees of a company to buy shares of its stock

More 'stock_purchase_plan' Meaning


  • adjective of or relating to the biological study of physiology
    • physiological psychology
    • Pavlov's physiological theories
  • adjective satellite of or consistent with an organism's normal functioning
    • physiologic functions
    • physiological processes

More 'physiological' Meaning


  • noun a saw with handles at both ends; intended for use by two people
    lumberman's saw; two-man saw; two-handed saw.
  • verb victimize, especially in gambling or negotiations

More 'whipsaw' Meaning


  • noun (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons)
    onset; attack; onslaught.
    • the attack began at dawn
  • noun a forceful forward rush or flow
    • from the bow she stared at the mesmerising onrush of the sea where it split and foamed
    • the explosion interrupted the wild onrush of her thoughts

More 'onrush' Meaning


  • noun the property of being rigid and resistant to pressure; not easily scratched; measured on Mohs scale
  • noun a quality of water that contains dissolved mineral salts that prevent soap from lathering
    • the costs of reducing hardness depend on the relative amounts of calcium and magnesium compounds that are present

More 'hardness' Meaning


  • noun discussion of an event after it has occurred
  • noun an examination and dissection of a dead body to determine cause of death or the changes produced by disease
    postmortem examination; post-mortem; necropsy; post-mortem examination; autopsy; PM.

More 'postmortem' Meaning


  • noun a person who has general authority over others
    overlord; master.
  • noun terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God
    Jehovah; Creator; God Almighty; Almighty; Divine; Maker; Godhead.

More 'lord' Meaning


  • noun something achieved (or escaped) by a narrow margin
    squeak; narrow escape; close call; squeaker.

More 'close_shave' Meaning


  • noun controlling influence
  • noun pitching dangerously to one side
    tilt; careen; rock.

More 'sway' Meaning


  • noun the sound made by a sharp swift blow
  • noun the act of hitting vigorously
    knock; whang; rap; belt.
    • he gave the table a whack

More 'whack' Meaning


  • noun the act of removing hair with a razor
  • noun a thin fragment or slice (especially of wood) that has been shaved from something
    paring; sliver.

More 'shaving' Meaning


  • noun a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
    endangerment; jeopardy; peril; hazard.
    • drinking alcohol is a health hazard
  • noun a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury
    peril; danger.
    • he saw the rewards but not the risks of crime
    • there was a danger he would do the wrong thing

More 'risk' Meaning


  • noun an efficient incentive
    moral force.
    • they hoped it would act as a spiritual dynamic on all churches
  • adjective characterized by action or forcefulness or force of personality
    • a dynamic market
    • a dynamic speaker
    • the dynamic president of the firm

More 'dynamic' Meaning


  • noun stimulation of activity in an organism or chemical
  • noun the activity of causing to have energy and be active
    energizing; activating.

More 'activation' Meaning


  • noun (figurative) the act of reforming by the removal of unwanted personnel or practices or conditions
    • more housecleaning is in store at other accounting firms
    • many employees were discharged in a general housecleaning by the new owners
  • noun the act of cleaning the rooms and furnishings of a house
    • efficient housecleaning should proceed one room at a time

More 'housecleaning' Meaning


  • noun an adult female person (as opposed to a man)
    adult female.
    • the woman kept house while the man hunted
  • noun a female person who plays a significant role (wife or mistress or girlfriend) in the life of a particular man
    • he was faithful to his woman

More 'woman' Meaning


  • noun someone who drives a herd
    drover; herdsman.
  • noun German philosopher who advocated intuition over reason (1744-1803)
    Johann Gottfried von Herder.

More 'herder' Meaning


  • noun money set aside (as by a legislature) for a specific purpose
  • noun incorporation by joining or uniting

More 'appropriation' Meaning


  • noun a small worthless amount
    diddlyshit; squat; shit; diddly-squat; diddly-shit; diddly; diddley; diddlysquat; doodly-squat.
    • you don't know jack
  • noun a man who serves as a sailor
    Jack-tar; tar; old salt; sea dog; seaman; gob; seafarer; mariner.

More 'jack' Meaning


  • noun the act of delivering a blow with the foot
    kicking; boot.
    • he gave the ball a powerful kick
    • the team's kicking was excellent
  • noun the swift release of a store of affective force
    rush; thrill; boot; charge; bang; flush.
    • they got a great bang out of it
    • what a boot!
    • he got a quick rush from injecting heroin
    • he does it for kicks

More 'kick' Meaning


  • verb cut down on; make a reduction in
    trim; cut; cut back; bring down; reduce; trim down; trim back.
    • reduce your daily fat intake
    • The employer wants to cut back health benefits
  • verb cut with sweeping strokes; as with an ax or machete

More 'cut_down' Meaning


  • verb nearly do something
    • She came close to quitting her job
  • verb be close or similar
    • Her results approximate my own

More 'come_close' Meaning


  • verb move deeply
    upset; trouble.
    • This book upset me
    • A troubling thought
  • verb change the arrangement or position of
    raise up; commove; stir up; vex; shake up; agitate.

More 'disturb' Meaning


Sorry, we do not have the definition for this word.


  • noun an energetic style
  • noun a healthy capacity for vigorous activity
    energy; vim.
    • jogging works off my excess energy
    • he seemed full of vim and vigor

More 'vitality' Meaning


  • adjective satellite characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort
    heavy; toilsome; punishing; operose; backbreaking; hard; arduous; gruelling; laborious.
    • worked their arduous way up the mining valley
    • a grueling campaign
    • hard labor
    • heavy work
    • heavy going
    • spent many laborious hours on the project
    • set a punishing pace

More 'grueling' Meaning


  • noun activity intended to achieve a particular sensory result

More 'sensory_activity' Meaning


  • noun a formal entry into an organization or position or office
    initiation; installation.
    • his initiation into the club
    • he was ordered to report for induction into the army
    • he gave a speech as part of his installation into the hall of fame
  • noun an electrical phenomenon whereby an electromotive force (EMF) is generated in a closed circuit by a change in the flow of current

More 'induction' Meaning


  • noun a burglar who unlawfully breaks into and enters another person's house
    cat burglar.
  • noun a wrecker of houses
    • in England a housewrecker is called a housebreaker

More 'housebreaker' Meaning


  • noun the use or application of an accent; the relative prominence of syllables in a phrase or utterance
  • noun the act of giving special importance or significance to something
    emphasizing; accenting.

More 'accentuation' Meaning


  • noun a variable quantity that can be resolved into components
  • noun a straight line segment whose length is magnitude and whose orientation in space is direction

More 'vector' Meaning


  • noun a move or step or maneuver in political or diplomatic affairs

More 'demarche' Meaning


  • noun active work of little value
    • while he was waiting he filled the days with busywork

More 'make-work' Meaning


  • adjective not established by conditioning or learning
    unlearned; innate.
    • an unconditioned reflex
  • adjective not conditional
    • unconditional surrender

More 'unconditioned' Meaning


  • noun a human female employed to do housework
    char; cleaning woman; woman; cleaning lady.
    • the char will clean the carpet
    • I have a woman who comes in four hours a day while I write

More 'charwoman' Meaning


  • noun a heterosexual person; someone having a sexual orientation to persons of the opposite sex
    straight person; heterosexual person; heterosexual.
  • noun a poker hand with 5 consecutive cards (regardless of suit)

More 'straight' Meaning


  • noun a powerful effect or influence
    • the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them
  • noun (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity
    • force equals mass times acceleration

More 'force' Meaning


  • noun (biology) a hypothetical force (not physical or chemical) once thought by Henri Bergson to cause the evolution and development of organisms
    elan vital; vital force; vitality.

More 'life_force' Meaning


  • noun a military training exercise
    simulated military operation; manoeuvre.
  • noun a plan for attaining a particular goal
    manoeuvre; tactics; tactic.

More 'maneuver' Meaning


  • noun the process of coming into being; becoming reality
    • the materialization of her dream
  • noun an appearance in bodily form (as of a disembodied spirit)
    materialization; manifestation.

More 'materialisation' Meaning


  • noun governmental provision of economic assistance to persons in need
    social welfare; public assistance.
    • she lives on welfare
  • noun something that aids or promotes well-being
    • for the benefit of all

More 'welfare' Meaning


  • verb command with authority
    • He directed the children to do their homework
  • verb intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
    aim; point; place; target.
    • He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face
    • criticism directed at her superior
    • direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself

More 'direct' Meaning


  • noun (electronics) a sharp transient wave in the normal electrical state (or a series of such transients)
    pulsing; pulsation; impulse.
    • the pulsations seemed to be coming from a star
  • noun the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart
    beat; heartbeat; pulsation.
    • he could feel the beat of her heart

More 'pulse' Meaning


  • noun 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
    sec; s.
  • noun an indefinitely short time
    moment; bit; mo; minute.
    • wait just a moment
    • in a mo
    • it only takes a minute
    • in just a bit

More 'second' Meaning


  • noun the force by which bodies repel one another

More 'repulsive_force' Meaning


  • noun the act of performing; of doing something successfully; using knowledge as distinguished from merely possessing it
    performance; execution; carrying out.
    • they criticised his performance as mayor
    • experience generally improves performance

More 'carrying_into_action' Meaning


  • noun an organized program of advertisements
    ad campaign; ad blitz.

More 'advertising_campaign' Meaning


  • noun the work of making something smooth and shiny by rubbing or waxing it
    • the shining of shoes provided a meager living
    • every Sunday he gave his car a good polishing
  • verb be bright by reflecting or casting light
    reflect; shine.
    • Drive carefully--the wet road reflects

More 'shining' Meaning


  • noun the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall)
    eventide; evening; eve.
    • he enjoyed the evening light across the lake
  • verb make level or straight
    even out; level; flush.
    • level the ground

More 'even' Meaning


  • noun the process whereby fluids pass through a filter or a filtering medium
  • noun the act of changing a fluid by passing it through a filter

More 'filtration' Meaning


  • noun offensive boldness and assertiveness
    bumptiousness; cockiness; forwardness.

More 'pushiness' Meaning


  • noun a deep prolonged loud noise
    roar; roaring; boom.
  • noun a booming or crashing noise caused by air expanding along the path of a bolt of lightning

More 'thunder' Meaning


  • noun a detailed description of design criteria for a piece of work
  • noun naming explicitly

More 'specification' Meaning


  • noun the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat
    preparation; cookery.
    • cooking can be a great art
    • people are needed who have experience in cookery
    • he left the preparation of meals to his wife
  • verb prepare a hot meal
    • My husband doesn't cook

More 'cooking' Meaning


  • adjective not having or showing or requiring special skill or proficiency
    • unskilled in the art of rhetoric
    • an enthusiastic but unskillful mountain climber
    • unskilled labor
    • workers in unskilled occupations are finding fewer and fewer job opportunities
    • unskilled workmanship
  • adjective satellite lacking professional skill or expertise
    amateurish; amateur; inexpert.
    • a very amateurish job
    • inexpert but conscientious efforts
    • an unskilled painting

More 'unskilled' Meaning


  • noun the act of applying force to propel something
    thrust; drive.
    • after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off

More 'driving_force' Meaning


  • noun a hazy or indistinct representation
    • it happened so fast it was just a blur
    • he tried to clear his head of the whisky fuzz
  • verb become glassy; lose clear vision
    glaze over; film over.
    • Her eyes glazed over from lack of sleep

More 'blur' Meaning


  • noun the final payment of a debt
    final payment.
  • noun payment made to a person in a position of trust to corrupt his judgment

More 'payoff' Meaning


  • noun (architecture) a vaulted structure
    • arches and vaulting
  • noun a light leap by a horse in which both hind legs leave the ground before the forelegs come down

More 'vaulting' Meaning


  • noun a positive motivational influence
    motivator; incentive.
  • noun act of bringing about a desired result
    • inducement of sleep

More 'inducement' Meaning


  • noun the person or thing that is rejected or set aside as inferior in quality
  • verb remove something that has been rejected
    • cull the sick members of the herd

More 'cull' Meaning


  • noun the sound of something crunching
    • he heard the crunch of footsteps on the gravel path
  • noun a critical situation that arises because of a shortage (as a shortage of time or money or resources)
    • an end-of-the year crunch
    • a financial crunch

More 'crunch' Meaning


  • noun disorderly fighting
    dogfight; hassle; scuffle; rough-and-tumble.
  • verb fight or struggle in a confused way at close quarters
    • the drunken men started to scuffle

More 'tussle' Meaning


  • noun the act of bending low with the limbs close to the body
  • verb bend one's back forward from the waist on down
    stoop; bend; bow.
    • he crouched down
    • She bowed before the Queen
    • The young man stooped to pick up the girl's purse

More 'crouch' Meaning


  • verb sit on one's heels
    scrunch; crouch; hunker; squat; scrunch up.
    • In some cultures, the women give birth while squatting
    • The children hunkered down to protect themselves from the sandstorm
  • verb take shelter
    • During the sandstorm, they hunkered down in a small hut

More 'hunker_down' Meaning


  • noun an alcoholic drink intended to wake one up early in the morning
  • noun something surprising and revealing

More 'eye_opener' Meaning


  • noun (computer science) the operation of accessing information from the computer's memory
  • noun the cognitive operation of accessing information in memory
    • my retrieval of people's names is very poor

More 'retrieval' Meaning


  • noun a group of cattle or sheep or other domestic mammals all of the same kind that are herded by humans
  • noun a group of wild mammals of one species that remain together: antelope or elephants or seals or whales or zebra

More 'herd' Meaning


  • noun an ax used to slaughter cattle; has a hammer opposite the blade
  • noun a battle ax used in the Middle Ages; a long handled ax and a pick

More 'poleaxe' Meaning


  • noun a device that can be used to control a machine or apparatus from a distance
    • he lost the remote for his TV

More 'remote_control' Meaning


  • noun the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture
    following; pursual; chase.
    • the culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit
  • noun a search for an alternative that meets cognitive criteria
    quest; pursuance.
    • the pursuit of love
    • life is more than the pursuance of fame
    • a quest for wealth

More 'pursuit' Meaning


  • noun chemical agent capable of activity
    active agent.
  • noun the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is performing the action or causing the happening denoted by the verb
    active voice.
    • `The boy threw the ball' uses the active voice

More 'active' Meaning


  • noun the trait of wasting resources
    thriftlessness; waste.
    • a life characterized by thriftlessness and waste
    • the wastefulness of missed opportunities
  • noun useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly
    dissipation; waste.
    • if the effort brings no compensating gain it is a waste
    • mindless dissipation of natural resources

More 'wastefulness' Meaning


  • noun someone who cleans soot from chimneys
    chimneysweeper; sweep.

More 'chimneysweep' Meaning


  • noun a treatment for addiction to drugs or alcohol intended to remove the physiological effects of the addictive substances
  • noun treatment for poisoning by neutralizing the toxic properties (normally a function of the liver)

More 'detoxification' Meaning


  • noun an advanced student or graduate in medicine gaining supervised practical experience (`houseman' is a British term)
    houseman; intern; medical intern.

More 'interne' Meaning


  • noun a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
  • verb remove the moisture from and make dry
    dry out.
    • dry clothes
    • dry hair

More 'dry' Meaning


  • noun an undulating curve
  • noun wavelike motion; a gentle rising and falling in the manner of waves

More 'undulation' Meaning


  • noun something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone;
    belongings; holding.
    • that hat is my property
    • he is a man of property
  • noun a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class
    • a study of the physical properties of atomic particles

More 'property' Meaning


  • noun a merchant who undertakes a trading venture (especially a venture that sends goods overseas)
  • noun a person who enjoys taking risks

More 'venturer' Meaning


  • noun a gymnastic horse without pommels and with one end elongated; used lengthwise for vaulting
    buck; long horse.

More 'vaulting_horse' Meaning


  • noun the act of bringing something under international control

More 'internationalisation' Meaning


  • noun an emergency procedure that employs rhythmic compression of the heart (either through the chest wall or, during surgery, directly to the heart) in an attempt to maintain circulation during cardiac arrest
    heart massage.

More 'cardiac_massage' Meaning


  • noun running at a jog trot as a form of cardiopulmonary exercise
  • verb continue talking or writing in a desultory manner
    ramble on; ramble; jog.
    • This novel rambles on and jogs

More 'jogging' Meaning


Sorry, we do not have the definition for this word.


  • noun an uninflected function word that serves to conjoin words or phrases or clauses or sentences
    continuative; conjunction; connective.
  • adjective serving or tending to connect

More 'conjunctive' Meaning


  • noun the military forces of a nation
    armed forces; armed services; military machine; war machine.
    • their military is the largest in the region
    • the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker
  • adjective of or relating to the study of the principles of warfare
    • military law

More 'military' Meaning


  • noun a work produced by hand labor
    handicraft; handiwork; handcraft.

More 'handwork' Meaning


  • noun a vine or climbing plant that readily grows up a support or over other plants
  • noun someone seeking social prominence by obsequious behavior
    social climber.

More 'climber' Meaning


  • noun the prosecution of a defendant for a criminal offense for which he has already been tried; prohibited in the fifth amendment to the United States Constitution

More 'double_jeopardy' Meaning


  • noun a prediction made by extrapolating from past observations
  • noun the projection of an image from a film onto a screen

More 'projection' Meaning


  • noun a race between candidates for elective office
    run; political campaign.
    • I managed his campaign for governor
    • he is raising money for a Senate run
  • noun a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
    cause; drive; crusade; effort; movement.
    • he supported populist campaigns
    • they worked in the cause of world peace
    • the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant
    • the movement to end slavery
    • contributed to the war effort

More 'campaign' Meaning


  • noun the act of teaching at school
  • noun the process of being formally educated at a school
    • what will you do when you finish school?

More 'schooling' Meaning


  • adjective satellite mental or emotional as opposed to physical in nature
    • give psychological support
    • psychological warfare
  • adjective of or relating to or determined by psychology
    • psychological theories

More 'psychological' Meaning


  • noun food that is discarded (as from a kitchen)
    scraps; food waste; garbage.
  • verb show unwillingness towards
    • he declined to join the group on a hike

More 'refuse' Meaning


  • noun a destroyer of images used in religious worship
    image breaker.
  • noun someone who attacks cherished ideas or traditional institutions

More 'iconoclast' Meaning


  • noun the act of working too much or too long
    • he became ill from overwork
  • verb use too much
    • This play has been overworked

More 'overworking' Meaning


  • noun the act of acknowledging that someone has an occasion for celebration
  • noun (usually plural) an expression of pleasure at the success or good fortune of another
    • I sent them my sincere congratulations on their marriage

More 'congratulation' Meaning


  • noun the act of removing
    • he had surgery for the removal of a malignancy
  • noun dismissal from office

More 'removal' Meaning


  • verb act in order to achieve a certain goal
    maneuver; manoeuvre.
    • He maneuvered to get the chairmanship
    • She maneuvered herself into the directorship
  • verb direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
    maneuver; head; point; direct; guide; channelise; manoeuvre; channelize; steer.

More 'manoeuver' Meaning


  • noun a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal)
    game; secret plan.
    • they concocted a plot to discredit the governor
    • I saw through his little game from the start
  • noun a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation
    patch; plot of land; plot of ground.
    • a bean plot
    • a cabbage patch
    • a briar patch

More 'plot' Meaning


  • noun a farm tool having one or more heavy blades to break the soil and cut a furrow prior to sowing
  • verb to break and turn over earth especially with a plow
    turn; plough.
    • Farmer Jones plowed his east field last week
    • turn the earth in the Spring

More 'plow' Meaning


  • noun an explanation or definition of an obscure word in a text
  • noun an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge; usually published as an appendix to a text on that field

More 'gloss' Meaning


  • noun professional care for the hands and fingernails
  • verb trim carefully and neatly
    • manicure fingernails

More 'manicure' Meaning