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  1. ex·er·cise
    IPA[ˈeksərˌsīz]
  2. noun

    verb

    • 1. use or apply (a faculty, right, or process):

      control is exercised by the Board anyone receiving a suspect package should exercise extreme caution
      Synonym : use, employ, make use of, utilize, avail oneself of, put to use, practice, apply, bring to bear, bring into play, implement, exert, wield
    • 2. engage in physical activity to sustain or improve health and fitness; take exercise:

      she still exercised every day
      Synonym : work out, do exercises, keep fit, train, drill, engage in physical activity, pump iron
    • 3. exert (part of the body) to promote or improve muscular strength:

      raise your knee to exercise the upper leg and hip muscles
    • 4. cause (an animal) to engage in exercise:

      she exercised her dogs before breakfast
    • 5. occupy the thoughts of; worry or perplex:

      the knowledge that a larger margin was possible still exercised him
      Synonym : worry, trouble, concern, make anxious, bother, disturb, perturb, perplex, puzzle, distress, occupy someone's thoughts, preoccupy, prey on someone's mind, gnaw at, lie heavy on, burden, make uneasy, agitate, bug, make someone scratch their head, do someone's head in, pother
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: exercise, plural noun: exercises

    • v.: verb: exercise, 3rd person present: exercises, gerund or present participle: exercising, past tense: exercised, past participle: exercised

    • noun

      activity requiring physical effort, carried out to sustain or improve health and fitness:

      an activity carried out for a specific purpose:

    • verb

      use or apply (a faculty, right, or process):

      engage in physical activity to sustain or improve health and fitness:

    • noun

      a routine of gymnastic exercises performed without the use any of apparatus.
    • noun

      a lightweight, inflated plastic ball with a diameter of 18–36 inches (45–91 cm), used in various fitness and physiotherapeutic exercises.
    • noun

      the price per share at which the owner of a traded option is entitled to buy or sell the underlying security.
    • noun

      a piece of exercise equipment having handlebars, pedals, and a saddle like a bicycle, on which the user replicates the movements of bicycling.
    • noun

      a book containing printed exercises for the use of students.
    • noun

      an activity designed to promote a product or service:
    • noun

      an enclosed outdoor area used for physical exercise in a prison.
    • noun

      a booklet with blank pages for students to write schoolwork in.

      a book containing printed exercises for the use of students.

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