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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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In the present study, the most common method of treating stump contractures was active exercise (Table 3).
Passive exercises (or exercises that produce low-levels of muscle activity as determined with EMG) commence between 0-8 weeks and most protocols progress to active exercises between 6 and 8 weeks.
Jane's PT interventions are described in Table 3, which included a progression from active exercises in bed, to resistive and task-specific exercise as Jane improved in strength and endurance.
Active Exercise Any movement in which patient partially or completely engages in moving limb from resting position, through specific movement, and back to resting position.
The research findings reported by Kuehn and his associates, as previously discussed, are limited, but support active exercise as a means to improve closure for speech (Kuehn1991, 1997; Kuehn et al.
The only other therapy demonstrated to be effective is active exercise intervention, usually in the form of a walking program.
While an exercise program is part of routine state-of-the-art management of patients with congestive heart failure (CHF), the prevalence of this disease climbs with age, and many elderly CHF patients have comorbidities that make them unable to participate in more active exercise, noted Dr.
A SOMETIMES these cramps can be helped by relaxation, rather than active exercise. Ask your physio about them.
Dimeo, a rehabilitation and sports medicine specialist at Freiburg University Medical Center in Germany, and his colleagues decided to step into the cancer rehabilitation arena with a pilot study of 32 patients, half of whom participated in an active exercise program.
"But I am very cautious about recommending active exercise for people with severe MS," Dr.
Education about the condition, active exercise (vs.
Autonomy, the active exercise of our natural human capacities, is a fundamental right; but it is a right simply because it is essential to human well-being.