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Definition 1: the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit - [noun denoting act]

Samples where exercise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the doctor recommended regular exercise
  • he did some exercising
  • the physical exertion required by his work kept him fit

Synonyms for exercise in the sense of this definition

(exercise is a kind of ...) use of physical or mental energy; hard work

"he got an A for effort" "they managed only with great exertion"

(... is a kind of exercise ) exercise intended to strengthen the circulatory system

(... is a kind of exercise ) an exercise designed to strengthen the abdominal muscles

(... is a kind of exercise ) exercise designed to strengthen the neck muscles

(... is a kind of exercise ) exercise designed to strengthen the leg muscles

(... is a kind of exercise ) exercise designed to strengthen the back muscles

(... is a kind of exercise ) exercise designed to strengthen the arm muscles

(... is a kind of exercise ) exercise designed to extend the limbs and muscles to their full extent

(... is a kind of exercise ) exercises for women designed to improve the ability to hold urine

(... is a kind of exercise ) exercise in which opposing muscles contract and there is controlled movement (tension is constant while the lengths of the muscles change)

"the classic isotonic exercise is lifting free weights"

(... is a kind of exercise ) muscle-building exercises (or a system of musclebuilding exercises) involving muscular contractions against resistance without movement (the muscles contracts but the length of the muscle does not change)

(... is a kind of exercise ) light exercises designed to promote general fitness

"several different calisthenics were illustrated in the video"

(... is a kind of exercise ) exercise that builds muscles through tension

(... is a kind of exercise ) several exercises intended to be done in series

"he did four sets of the incline bench press"

(... is a kind of exercise ) raising the feet backward with the hands on the ground; a first movement in doing a handstand

(... is a kind of exercise ) (gymnastics) an exercise designed to develop and display strength and agility and balance (usually performed with or on some gymnastic apparatus)

(... is a kind of exercise ) a system of physical, breathing and meditation exercises practiced to promote control of the body and mind

Definition 2: a task performed or problem solved in order to develop skill or understanding - [noun denoting act]

Samples where exercise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • you must work the examples at the end of each chapter in the textbook

Synonyms for exercise in the sense of this definition

(exercise is a kind of ...) a task assigned for individual study

"he did the lesson for today"

Definition 3: systematic training by multiple repetitions - [noun denoting act]

Samples where exercise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • practice makes perfect

Synonyms for exercise in the sense of this definition

(exercise is a kind of ...) activity leading to skilled behavior

(... is a kind of exercise ) sparring with an imaginary opponent (for exercise or training)

(... is a kind of exercise ) (American football) practice play between a football team's squads

(... is a kind of exercise ) practice intended to polish performance or refresh the memory

(... is a kind of exercise ) a practice session in preparation for a public performance (as of a play or speech or concert)

"he missed too many rehearsals" "a rehearsal will be held the day before the wedding"

(... is a kind of exercise ) (psychology) a form of practice; repetition of information (silently or aloud) in order to keep it in short-term memory

(... is a kind of exercise ) training in marching and the use of weapons

(... is a kind of exercise ) (military) a prescribed drill in handling a rifle

(... is a kind of exercise ) an exercise intended to train people in duties and escape procedures to be followed in case of fire

(... is a kind of exercise ) practice in shooting at targets

Definition 4: the act of using - [noun denoting act]

Samples where exercise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he warned against the use of narcotic drugs
  • skilled in the utilization of computers

Synonyms for exercise in the sense of this definition

(exercise is a kind of ...) any specific behavior

"they avoided all recreational activity"

(... is a kind of exercise ) the exercise of a profession

"the practice of the law" "I took over his practice when he retired"

(... is a kind of exercise ) utilization or exercise

"the play of the imagination"

(... is a kind of exercise ) improper or excessive use

"alcohol abuse" "the abuse of public funds"

(... is a kind of exercise ) the act of making some area of land or water more profitable or productive or useful

"the development of Alaskan resources" "the exploitation of copper deposits"

(... is a kind of exercise ) the act of processing used or abandoned materials for use in creating new products

(... is a kind of exercise ) the act of bringing something to bear; using it for a particular purpose

"he advocated the application of statistics to the problem" "a novel application of electronics to medical diagnosis"

Definition 5: an action, often used negatively and without consequences - [noun denoting act]

Samples where exercise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an exercise in futility
  • an exercise in cheap talk

(exercise is a kind of ...) something done (usually as opposed to something said)

"there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"

Definition 6: (usually plural) a ceremony that involves processions and speeches - [noun denoting event]

Samples where exercise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • academic exercises

(exercise is a kind of ...) a formal event performed on a special occasion

"a ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor"

(... is a kind of exercise ) an academic exercise in which diplomas are conferred

(exercise is used in the usage domain ...) the form of a word that is used to denote more than one

Definition 7: do physical exercise - [verb of body]

Samples where exercise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She works out in the gym every day

Synonyms for exercise in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of exercise ) make one's body limber or suppler by stretching, as if to prepare for strenuous physical activity

(... is a kind of exercise ) exercise in order to prepare for an event or competition

"She is training for the Olympics"

(... is a kind of exercise ) do gymnastics, roll and turn skillfully

(... is a kind of exercise ) give a healthy elasticity to

"Let's tone our muscles"

(... is a kind of exercise ) lift weights

"This guy can press 300 pounds"

(exercise implies ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

(exercise has a similar meaning as ...) give a workout to

"Some parents exercise their infants" "My personal trainer works me hard" "work one's muscles" "this puzzle will exercise your mind"

Definition 8: give a workout to - [verb of body]

Samples where exercise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Some parents exercise their infants
  • My personal trainer works me hard
  • work one's muscles
  • this puzzle will exercise your mind

Synonyms for exercise in the sense of this definition

(exercise is a kind of ...) cause to work

"he is working his servants hard"

(... is a kind of exercise ) cause to do preliminary exercises so as to stretch the muscles

"The coach warmed up the players before the game"

(exercise has a similar meaning as ...) do physical exercise

"She works out in the gym every day"

Definition 9: learn by repetition - [verb of cognition]

Samples where exercise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We drilled French verbs every day
  • Pianists practice scales

Synonyms for exercise in the sense of this definition

(exercise is a kind of ...) be a student of a certain subject

"She is reading for the bar exam"

Definition 10: put to use - [verb of consumption]

Samples where exercise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • exert one's power or influence

Synonyms for exercise in the sense of this definition

(exercise is a kind of ...) put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose

"use your head!" "we only use Spanish at home" "I can't use this tool" "Apply a magnetic field here" "This thinking was applied to many projects" "How do you utilize this tool?" "I apply this rule to get good results" "use the plastic bags to store the food" "He doesn't know how to use a computer"

Samples where exercise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • practice law

Synonyms for exercise in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of exercise ) practice shamanism

(exercise implies ...) be employed

"Is your husband working again?" "My wife never worked" "Do you want to work after the age of 60?" "She never did any work because she inherited a lot of money" "She works as a waitress to put herself through college"

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