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exercise

 
Noun exercise has 5 senses
  1. exercise, exercising, physical exercise, physical exertion, workout - the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit; "the doctor recommended regular exercise"; "he did some exercising"; "the physical exertion required by his work kept him fit"
    --1 is a kind of effort, elbow grease, exertion, travail, sweat
    --1 has particulars:
     cardiopulmonary exercise; gymnastic exercise; kick up; set, exercise set; bodybuilding, anaerobic exercise, muscle building, musclebuilding; calisthenics, callisthenics, calisthenic exercise, callisthenic exercise; isometrics, isometric exercise; isotonic exercise; Kegel exercises, pubococcygeus exercises; stretch, stretching; arm exercise; back exercise; leg exercise; neck exercise; stomach exercise, tummy crunch; yoga
    Derived forms: verb exercise4, verb exercise3
  2. use, usage, utilization, utilisation, employment, exercise - the act of using; "he warned against the use of narcotic drugs"; "skilled in the utilization of computers"
    --2 is a kind of activity
    --2 has particulars:
     practice; play; misuse, abuse; exploitation, development; recycling; application, practical application
    Derived forms: verb exercise2, verb exercise1
  3. exercise, practice, drill, practice session, recitation - systematic training by multiple repetitions; "practice makes perfect"
    --3 is a kind of training, preparation, grooming
    --3 has particulars:
     fire drill; manual of arms, manual; military drill; rehearsal; rehearsal, dry run; review, brushup; scrimmage; shadowboxing; target practice
    Derived form: verb exercise5
  4. exercise, example - a task performed or problem solved in order to develop skill or understanding; "you must work the examples at the end of each chapter in the textbook"
    --4 is a kind of lesson
  5. exercise - (usually plural) a ceremony that involves processions and speeches; "academic exercises"
    --5 is a kind of
    ceremony, ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, observance
    --5 has particulars:
     commencement, commencement exercise, commencement ceremony, graduation, graduation exercise
Verb exercise has 5 senses
  1. exert, exercise - put to use; "exert one's power or influence"
    --1 is one way to use, utilize, utilise, apply, employ
    Derived form: noun exercise2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  2. practice, practise, exercise, do - carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions; "practice law"
    Derived form: noun exercise2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. exercise, work, work out - give a work-out to; "Some parents exercise their infants"; "My personal trainer works me hard"; "work one's muscles"
    --3 is one way to work, put to work
    Derived forms: noun exercise1, noun exerciser1
    Sample sentence:
    They exercise the animals
  4. exercise, work out - do physical exercise; "She works out in the gym every day"
    Derived forms: noun exercise1, noun exerciser1, noun exercising1
    Sample sentences:
    They exercise
    They exercise themselves
  5. drill, exercise, practice, practise - learn by repetition; "We drilled French verbs every day"; "Pianists practice scales"
    --5 is one way to learn, study, read, take
    Derived form: noun exercise3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
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