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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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the hydrating isotonic sports drink company out of Austin, TX, signed a multi-year agreement with Daly this week in support of "the man of the people.
Intravenous isotonic sodium bicarbonate was first reported to be effective in reducing radiocontrast nephropathy four years ago (9).
They are often isotonic - in balance with the body's own fluid - containing the same number of dissolved solids as the blood.
Intravenous access must be established in athletes with symptomatic EAH, but care must be taken to avoid the administration of isotonic or hypotonic fluids to prevent worsening the degree of hyponatremia and fluid overload (with the exception of cases where there is evidence of circulatory insufficiency where standard Advanced Cardiac Life Support protocols apply) (55).
Calypso, which has its head office in Wrexham, completes between 4,500 and 10,000 pallet transactions each month and its product lines total 128, including Calypso Cups and Umbro Isotonic Bottles.
Neuromuscular adaptations in isokinetic, isotonic and agility training programs," American Journal of Sports Medicine, 1996.
Larvae were removed from culture medium, washed in sterile isotonic saline solution, and surface sterilized by immersion in 100% ethanol Larval guts were dissected aseptically and placed individually onto standard LB agar plates.
As assessed on three measures, dyspnea significantly decreased and quality of life significantly improved only with the low-level isotonic and isometric leg exercise.
The appearance of TV broadcasting stations as an effective media for promotion greatly help the marketing of supplement drinks or isotonic drinks all over the country.
TSCD sterile tube sections to obtain a unifying device is compatible with plastic storage bag with a connector (pigtail) pipe section is presented in isotonic saline (0.
The Juice Doctor Hydration Fix comes in six great-tasting flavours, is naturally isotonic and is ideal for those who lead an active lifestyle.