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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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Purpose: The two original goals of this book, as stated in the preface, are to disseminate the research associated with clinical exercise physiology and to provide a comprehensive resource for people working in the field.
With such a lack of emphasis given to the field of exercise physiology by many teams in this World Cup, it would not be surprising to see many squads that play overtime having recovery related problems.
It was a welcome return to the city - and the gym - for Atlas (Sam Bond), who studied exercise physiology at Coventry University from 2004-07.
Dr Marcus Smith, principal lecturer in exercise physiology at the University of Chichester, said they were also interested in monitoring people who progress from playing interactive drumming games to real-life drums.
A PROFESSOR of exercise physiology at the University of Glamorgan has been honoured with the International Investigator Award for 2008 by the American Society of Exercise Physiologists (ASEP).
He also undertakes health testing for Liverpool PCT, and lectures on all aspects of exercise physiology.
The program is evidence based and incorporates aspects of cardiac rehabilitation, exercise physiology, diet control, and complementary treatments, using existing hospital resources.
Professor Whyte will be responsible for co-ordinating delivery of sports science services to Ireland's elite athletes - including nutrition, psychology, strength and conditioning, performance analysis, biomechanics and exercise physiology.
Performance on exam questions at the end of the course and one year later was compared in an exercise physiology course where students were taught using lecture or problem-based learning (PBL) approaches.
Cena played football and studied exercise physiology at Massachusetts' Springfield College.
Haller, a graduate student in exercise physiology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and her colleagues.
Launched in January, the journal publishes articles on heart disease as it relates to the following areas: clinical pediatric and adult cardiology, cardiac imaging, preventive cardiology, diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterization, surgery, long-term follow-up, exercise and exercise physiology, post-op and critical care, and common disorders.