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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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In 2004, the following non-surjective isometric extension problem appeared in (48):
The mean and standard deviation of the variables of age, weight, height, maximal isometric knee extensor (quadriceps) strength, maximal isometric knee flexor (hamstring) strength, and hamstrings-quadriceps strength ratio were calculated.
Producing isometrics is done automatically by a batch process that lets the user specify the line numbers that are to be extracted.
Try this isometric leg extension exercise yourself.
Bentley OpenPlant Modeler V8i, Bentley OpenPlant ModelServer V8i, and Bentley OpenPlant Isometrics Manager V8i Extend Breadth and Depth of Application Offerings, Achieve Interoperability Requirements of iRING User Community, and Provide Breakthrough Value
and SmartPlant Isometrics to improve its work processes, data management and pipe specifications coming from contractors (EPCs).
A progressive and supervised isometric neck strengthening intervention program was added to the overall strength and conditioning program at the beginning of the 2008-2009 pre-season period.
For the experiment, the men held an isometric contraction of the leg extension for two minutes, and then rested two minutes.
This initial activity asks students to use isometric paper to draw shapes made from four cubes, as in Figure 1, thus minimising consideration of proportion.
One promising treatment, currently being explored, is isometric hand grip exercise training (IHG).
Abstract--We compared differences in isometric strength between older adults who have undergone elective unilateral total hip arthroplasty (THA) and completed rehabilitation with a population of community-dwelling older adults who have not had THA.