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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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Improvements in mood over time were reported by regular exercisers on both the Exercise Feeling Inventory (EFI) and Profile of Mood States questionnaire (POMS).
Among the 132 at-risk patients, T2 values were significantly lower, indicating less cartilage degeneration, in light exercisers than sedentary and moderate-strenuous exercisers in the overall average of all compartments (43.
Aligned with Biddle s hypothesis, Field and Steinhardt's (1992) findings indicated that exercisers who focus on the process, as opposed to the outcome, are more likely to engage in long-term adherence to exercise.
But the regular exercisers who do it for those reasons are few and far between.
An indoor cycling class can burn between 750 and 1000 calories in 45 minutes whilst circuit classes allow the exerciser to work on a range of fitness areas involving both muscular and cardiovascular components.
If this research were to find that LDL cholesterol was similar in obese exercisers and lean exercisers, it would suggest that habitual exercise lowers heart disease risk independent of the levels of body fat.
Twelve versions of the SPX Series Exerciser and Analyzer address PCI Express protocol debug on one, four, eight, or 16 lanes.
Without work to the exerciser, it is valueless, and an alternative would cost around pounds 10,000.
The exerciser should then drink as much as possible every 17 minutes.
Johnson's other appointment today sees him booked to ride the Mary Reveley-trained Tissifer in the Claydon Horse Exercisers Handicap Hurdle.
In a case-control study of 529 women who were surveyed 2 weeks post partum, those who engaged in structured exercise at least 5 days per week were nearly five times more likely to have low-birth-weight babies than were less frequent exercisers (Am.
Although the total number of exercisers may not seem lower, the percentage of exercisers to non-exercisers is a little worse.