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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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Perhaps the most confusing ISO restriction is the limitation, applied on an annual basis, on the number of shares that may be purchased by an employee under options that first become exercisable in a particular year.
If the Warrants become exercisable, they remain exercisable until 1 January 2005.
1 percent of those voting in person or by proxy voted in favor of awarding Norman Haber, the company founder, CEO and chairman, incentive warrants to purchase 10 million shares, exercisable at $0.
NASDAQ: CLXX) announced today that the Warrants included in the Units sold by the company pursuant to a public offering completed in May 1993, will not become exercisable or separately tradable on Nov.
In conjunction with this financing, we issued 47,393,364 common share purchase warrants exercisable for three years at an exercise price of $0.
also wish to advise that 1,500,000 unlisted options exercisable at $0.
Each Agents' Option issued in connection with the flow-through units is exercisable for one year from closing and entitles the holder to purchase one unit of the Issuer at a price of $0.