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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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Steinsichtige rehabilitation of a stone rubble wall of Schlossvroplatzes, and removal and new construction of the dam crest and cover under static exercise, masonry surface approximately 100 m, Mauerkrone length approximately 20 m.
At the Cardiff office 11 members of staff, from a variety of departments, each cycled for 15 minutes on a static exercise bike.
The surgeon was happy with the way the operation went and I have already started my rehabilitation, doing some static exercise.
People taking up the challenge can either cycle outdoors on their own machine or indoors on a static exercise bike.
Gewerk Baumeisterarbeiten - demolition work, special foundations (NiederdruckbodenvermE[micro]rtelung), reinforced concrete work, structural steel construction (increase), static exercise the best.
Furthermore, there was no significant effect of WBV upon RPE, although values depicted a greater effort after the static exercise than the dynamic exercise.
The programme did not reveal who was to blame for this remarkably static exercise in compilation - it was James Bianchi, Muriel McAuley and Randy Strawderman - but the action, or lack of action, on stage spoke volumes.
The club leader Bob Boustead, who has worked with the six-to-16 year-old youngsters for more than 40 years, has accepted the offer of two static exercise bikes, a leg press, a weight-reducing machine and a cross trainer from Springs Health Club at Low Fell.
They serve the static exercise before the establishment of the ZMF.