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English noun: exercise

1. exercise (act) the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit


SamplesThe doctor recommended regular exercise.
He did some exercising.
The physical exertion required by his work kept him fit.


Synonymsexercising, physical exercise, physical exertion, workout


Broader (hypernym)effort, elbow grease, exertion, sweat, travail


Narrower (hyponym)anaerobic exercise, arm exercise, back exercise, bodybuilding, calisthenics, callisthenics, cardiopulmonary exercise, exercise set, gymnastic exercise, isometric exercise, isometrics, isotonic exercise, Kegel exercises, kick up, leg exercise, muscle building, musclebuilding, neck exercise, pubococcygeus exercises, set, stomach exercise, stretch, stretching, tummy crunch, yoga

2. exercise (act) the act of using


SamplesHe warned against the use of narcotic drugs.
Skilled in the utilization of computers.


Synonymsemployment, usage, use, utilisation, utilization


Broader (hypernym)activity


Narrower (hyponym)abuse, application, development, exploitation, misuse, play, practical application, practice, recycling

3. exercise (act) systematic training by multiple repetitions


SamplesPractice makes perfect.


Synonymsdrill, practice, practice session, recitation


Broader (hypernym)grooming, preparation, training


Narrower (hyponym)brushup, dry run, fire drill, manual, manual of arms, military drill, rehearsal, rehearsal, review, scrimmage, shadowboxing, target practice

4. exercise (act) a task performed or problem solved in order to develop skill or understanding


SamplesYou must work the examples at the end of each chapter in the textbook.


Synonymsexample


Broader (hypernym)lesson

5. exercise (event) (usually plural) a ceremony that involves processions and speeches


SamplesAcademic exercises.


Broader (hypernym)ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, ceremony, observance


Narrower (hyponym)commencement, commencement ceremony, commencement exercise, graduation, graduation exercise


Domain usageplural, plural form


English verb: exercise

1. exercise (consumption) put to use


SamplesExert one's power or influence.


Synonymsexert


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)apply, employ, use, utilise, utilize

2. exercise (social) carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions


SamplesPractice law.


Synonymsdo, practice, practise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)shamanise, shamanize


Entaildo work, work

3. exercise (body) give a workout to


SamplesSome parents exercise their infants.
My personal trainer works me hard.
Work one's muscles.
This puzzle will exercise your mind.


ExamplesThey exercise the animals


Synonymswork, work out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)put to work, work


Narrower (hyponym)warm up


Causeexercise, work out


Verb groupexercise, work out

4. exercise (body) do physical exercise


SamplesShe works out in the gym every day.


ExamplesThey exercise , They exercise themselves


Synonymswork out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)limber up, loosen up, press, strengthen, tone, tone up, train, tumble, warm up, weight-lift, weightlift


Entailmove


Verb groupexercise, work, work out

5. exercise (cognition) learn by repetition


SamplesWe drilled French verbs every day.
Pianists practice scales.


Synonymsdrill, practice, practise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)learn, read, study, take









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