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To put into action, practice, or force; to make use of something, such as a right or option.

To exercise dominion over land is to openly indicate absolute possession and control.

To exercise discretion is to choose between doing and not doing something, the decision being based on sound judgment.


(Discharge a function), verb act, administer, carry into execution, carry on, carry out, conduct, do duty, efficere, engage in, execute, exercere, facere, officiate, perform, practice, pursue, put in motion, put into action, put into effect, put into practice, serve as, translate into action, wage
Associated concepts: authority exercised under the United States Constitution, exercise an option, exercise jurisdiccion, exercise of judicial discretion
Foreign phrases: Cui jurisdictio data est, ea quoque connessa esse videntur, sine quibus jurisdictio explicari non potest.To whomsoever jurisdiction is given, those things also are supposed to be granted, without which the jurissiction cannot be exercised. Frustra est potentia quae nunquam venit in actum. A power is a vain one if it is never exercised.


(Use), verb apply, avail oneself of, bring into play, bring to bear, draw on, employ, make use of, operate, practice, put in action, put in practice, put to use, put to work, turn to account, utilize, wield
Associated concepts: exercise a right to vote, exercise an option, exercise discretion, exercise dominion, exercise due care, exercise of power
See also: act, apply, campaign, commission, discipline, effort, employ, endeavor, enterprise, exert, exploit, labor, officiate, operate, ply, practice, problem, resort, transaction, undertaking, wield, work
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For over two decades, RRE and its affiliates have managed real estate assets for institutional and individual investors.
Bessemer, RRE Ventures, Starwood Financial and ABP have a great track record of supporting and building the companies in which they invest.
Founded in 1994, RRE Ventures is a leading New York City-based venture capital firm.
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Since the last review of RRE 2006-1, one loan has been removed and one loan has been added.
LOS ANGELES -- Flipswap, the preeminent solution for mobile device trade-ins and incentivized electronics recycling, announced today that RRE Ventures, a leading early stage technology venture capital firm, and NGEN, a leader in cleantech funding, are investing $14 million in a Series B financing round.
NEW YORK -- SkyGrid, a real-time search, filtering, and personalization platform for news, today announced the successful close of $11 million in Series B funding led by RRE Ventures.
NEW YORK -- RecycleBank, a rewards program that motivates households to recycle, announced today that it has secured $30 million in Series B funding from leading venture capital firms, Kleiner, Perkins, Caulfield and Byers (KPCB), RRE Ventures, Sigma Partners and The Westly Group.
Leading the round was new investor RRE Ventures joined by existing investors Bain Capital, Intel Capital and CommonAngels.