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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.

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Before exercising, men and women battling a cold or another type of viral infection should consult with their physicians about the best course of action.
The finding that those who report having exercised every day have lower well-being than those who report exercising less frequently has several possible explanations.
Thus, if a taxpayer acquires stock by exercising an ISO and disposes of it in the same tax year, the treatment under the regular tax and the AMT will be the same.
For these new gym rats, starting to exercise is a smart move, but the smartest move will be to stick with exercising for years to come.
The preferred methods of exercising the recoil mechanism are:
Though glycogen stores are plentiful, their total depletion becomes an issue when exercising over 90 minutes.
* Difficulty breathing six to eight minutes after you stop exercising.
By exercising your contingency plan before a disaster actually strikes, you reduce the likelihood of one problem compounding another.
The indirect benefits derived by the hands and forearms from exercising other areas of the body cannot carry over significantly to grip strength.
In addition to exercising and evaluating their port operations core competency proficiencies in a simulated discharge and upload of USNS Shughart, a Large, Medium-Speed, Roll-on/Roll-off vessel, the DST also evaluated a myriad of supporting individual and collective tasks, that included:
By eating less fat and fewer calories and exercising for a total of 150 minutes a week, they aimed to lose 7 percent of their body weight and maintain that loss.
Insolvency is less likely to result from exercising nonqualified stock options than exercising incentive stock-options.