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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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Professor at the University of Graz, Institute of Sports Science, Exercise Physiology & Training Research Group
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At Wexford University online, Foltz will teach subjects such as Biochemistry and Advanced Exercise Physiology with a focus on health and fitness for both local and international students.
Thanks to his vast knowledge of traditional techniques and modern training in exercise physiology and biomechanics he came up with the idea of combining the two and marketing it as Artistic Yoga.
Many teams such as Holland and Germany, known for high fitness levels, give great importance to the field of exercise physiology and rely heavily on the latest research coming out of this discipline to aide physical performance.
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.
She received her BS in Physical Therapy at West Virginia University, her Master's degree in Exercise Physiology at University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and her PhD in Applied Exercise Science from West Virginia University.
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.