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exercise

noun

1 exercise

The activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit:
— The doctor recommended regular exercise.

synonyms: exercising, physical exercise, physical exertion, workout.

Roget 686: exertion, effort, strain, tug, pull, stress, throw, stretch, struggle, spell, spurt, spirt; stroke of work, stitch of work.    ... show more

Roget 680: action, performance; doing, etc. v.; perpetration; exercise, excitation; movement, operation, evolution, work; labor ... show more

Roget 170: agency, operation, force, working, strain, function, office, maintenance, exercise, work, swing, play; interworking, interaction; ... show more

Dutch: oefening, work out



2 exercise

The act of using.

synonyms: employment, usage, use, utilisation, utilization.

Roget 625: business, occupation, employment; pursuit etc. 622; what one is doing, what one is about; affair, concern, matter, case.    matter in hand, ... show more

Roget 677: use; employ, employment; exercise, exercitation; application, appliance; adhibition, disposal; consumption; agency etc. (physical) 170; ... show more

Dutch: benutting, gebruik, nut
Polish: korzystanie, posługiwanie się, stosowanie, używanie, wykorzystywanie

3 exercise

Systematic training by multiple repetitions.

synonyms: drill, practice, practice session, recitation.

Roget 537: teaching etc. v.; instruction; edification; education; tuition; tutorage, tutelage; direction, guidance; opsimathy.    qualification, ... show more

Dutch: oefening
Polish: ćwiczenie

4 exercise

A task performed or problem solved in order to develop skill or understanding.

synonym: example.

Dutch: oefenen, exercitie, oefening, opdracht, opgaaf, opgave, vraag
Polish: poćwiczenie

5 exercise

usually plural A ceremony that involves processions and speeches.

6 exercise

An action, often used negatively and without consequences.

verb

1 exercise

Put to use.

synonym: exert.

Roget 677: use, make use of, employ, put to use; put in action, put in operation, put in practice; set in motion, set to work.    ply, work, wield, handle, manipulate; ... show more

Dutch: inspannen, oefenen, uitoefenen

2 exercise

Carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions.

synonyms: do, practice, practise.

Roget 680: do, perform, execute; achieve etc. (complete) 729; transact, enact; commit, perpetrate, inflict; exercise, prosecute, ... show more

Dutch: beoefenen

3 exercise

Give a workout to:
— Some parents exercise their infants.
— This puzzle will exercise your mind.

synonyms: work, work out.

4 exercise

Do physical exercise.

synonym: work out.

Dutch: trainen
Polish: ćwiczenie

5 exercise

Learn by repetition.

synonyms: drill, practice, practise.

Roget 537: teach, instruct, educate, edify, school, tutor; cram, prime, coach; enlighten etc. (inform) 527.    inculcate, ... show more

Dutch: instuderen


Moby thesaurus: Nachtmusik, abrade, absolute music, absorb, absorb the attention, act, acting, action, active use, activism, activity, adaptation, aerobics, agency, aggravate, agitate, air varie, aleatory, aleatory music, annoy ... show more.

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