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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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Exercise tolerance and skeletal muscle structure and function in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Some reported improvements in exercise tolerance while others failed to demonstrate any change.
The department calls on the people of South Africa to respect human rights and exercise tolerance for each other s sexual orientation.
Clinical evidence indicates that some hawthorn extracts may increase the exercise tolerance of patients with congestive heart failure.
It is well known that moderate forms of exercise can help COPD patients to improve their exercise tolerance, symptoms of breathlessness and their overall quality of life.
He warns that these patients may become symptomatic, including shortness of breath on exertion and poor exercise tolerance.
The patient had improved exercise tolerance and his weight stabilized over the 7 weeks.
He said that nobody would come into power through back door or horse trading and these elements should exercise tolerance and wait till 2013 elections.
The investigators restricted this study to women because the gap in exercise tolerance between diabetic women and men is greater than between nondiabetic women and men.
We are extremely pleased with the significant improvements in pulmonary function tests, exercise tolerance, and quality of life experienced by our clinical trial patients, and expect to bring these same benefits to a broader population of emphysema patients with the commercialization of the RePneu LVRC System in Europe.
Wheezing, chest tightness, increased effort to breathe, and decreased exercise tolerance are common symptoms of asthma.

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