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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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Bowman, in conjunction with Master Spas, are actively promoting the sport of swimming and the health benefits associated with aquatic exercise and spa therapy.
The design of the study was a single-group double pretest posttest design whereby participants completed a 4-week non-exercise control period followed by a 6-week aquatic exercise intervention period.
This is consistent with those of Alev and Yurtkuran (2003) who demonstrated reduced PTH concentration in response to aquatic exercise training for sedentary postmenopausal women.
When conducting head-out aquatic exercise sessions, most instructors are also exercising.
Dimension One Spas' AquaFit(TM) 19 Dual Temp, a revolutionary product combining aquatic exercise and hydromassage, was recognized in the April 2003 issue of Consumers Digest as a "Best Buy" in portable spas.
And a study in the Clinical Journal of Pain advises that aquatic exercise prevents and reduces back pain.
The innovative design of AquaFit(TM) 19 Dual Temp, a revolutionary product combining aquatic exercise and hydromassage, features two separate temperature controls allowing users to set different temperatures in the separate areas, fitness pool and hot tub -- warmer for hydrotherapy and cooler for aquatic exercise.
First ever forum will teach benefits of aquatic exercise to non-aquatic coaches, trainers and wellness professionals at the Olympic Training Center.
Becker and Assistant Professor Kasee Hildenbrand want to find ways to make the most of aquatic exercise.
A meeting place for dozens of clubs and service organizations, the Lodge also contains a full fitness center and indoor and outdoor pools, where residents can participate in a wide range of aquatic exercise regimes, including water aerobics.
Acclaimed fitness expert Derek Duke Noble will lead aquatic exercise demonstrations during the IHRSA trade show in a water-filled, Aqua Pro(R) 19, D1's largest swim spa.

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