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Noun
Activity requiring physical effort, carried out to sustain or improve health and fitness
“I believe that engaging in exercise isn't just beneficial for your health, but also does wonders for relieving stress.”
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The use or application of a faculty, right, or process
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“The exercise of discretion is paramount when dealing in matters that are confidential in nature.”
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A task set to test a skill or to prove a point
“Consider these conundrums as an exercise in assessing your capacity for logic and reason.”
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A task assigned to students in an academic setting
“Complete the exercise and submit your answers in class tomorrow.”
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A military drill or training maneuver
“The nation's army has conducted military exercises in the past but never on such a scale.”
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A piece of work or assignment to be done or undertaken
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Physical or mental effort
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Instruction or training in military exercises
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Activity done for enjoyment when one is not working
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Any of various therapeutic exercises and other activities to treat injury or dysfunction, or such exercises and activities collectively
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An established or official way of doing something
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Something that has been achieved successfully
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The action of possessing and benefiting from something
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A branch of knowledge, typically one studied in higher education
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(dated) An essay written by a school pupil on a particular subject
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A procedure undertaken to make a discovery, especially for scientific purposes
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The quality or state of having abundant energy or activity
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The action of repeating something aloud from memory
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A test of knowledge, especially as a competition between individuals or teams as a form of entertainment
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A series of lectures or lessons in a particular subject, leading to an examination or qualification
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To engage in physical activity to sustain or improve health and fitness
“I started to exercise several times per week and was able to see results almost immediately.”
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To exert for the sake of development or improvement
“Word and number puzzles really help me exercise my brain.”
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To exert for the sake of training, especially in fields requiring toughness or discipline
“Suvorov would exercise his troops much more thoroughly than any of his contemporaries, and trained them under simulated battle conditions.”
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To put into action or practice
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“I want to exercise my right to vote so that my voice can be heard in some way.”
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To worry or vex
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“The continual rising costs of living in this city would exercise us greatly.”
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To confound or perplex someone
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To cause to give a higher tone or sound
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To cause (a large amount of damage or harm)
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To make use of
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To work or study post-secondary education
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To act on, or put into action, a request
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Get rid of by work or effort
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To hold exclusive control of a market or supply
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To bring about
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Run at a steady gentle pace, especially on a regular basis as a form of physical exercise
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To have the use or benefit of something
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To produce or bring about
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Types of
Types of exercise or physical activity
“I like to try various forms of exercise to target different muscle groups.”
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