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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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To keep fit, he also exercises and lifts weights throughout the week.
We also reviewed anonymous student comments on their perceptions of the use of PBL exercises in an undergraduate exercise physiology course.
Thus, they had to be ignored when valuing the shares obtained via the exercises.
Assume Smith exercises her options in 2009 when the stock price is $30 per share.
I think we all came away from the exercise with a clearer idea of what can be expected of us at the CSCC and I look forward to taking what I learned back to my unit and sharing this information to help prepare others for future UFL exercises.
To build muscle and prevent bone loss, do strength training exercises at least twice a week using weights you can lift no less than 8--but no more than 15--times.
A 1-day table-top exercise in San Diego, California, in December 2004 emphasized voluntary compliance with home quarantine to control an emerging infectious disease outbreak.
Increase the athletic capabilities of the athlete by including multijoint exercises that incorporate functional movements
Generally, the more multiple-joint exercises you can work into a routine, the more gains you will see in the above three areas (though they are less important for endurance).
The tactical, technical, and emergency services units, as well as the Special Investigations Bureau (SIB), work closely with the HNT providing logistical and electronic support for training exercises.
Book I consists mostly of five-finger exercises on the middle-C position, hands alone.
Exercises to strengthen the abdominal and oblique muscles are crucial to obtaining and retaining a neutral position of the pelvis.