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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 week 1, back, neck, and shoulder stretching exercises and isometric back and mobilization exercises (Figures4a-b) were performed.
Isometric exercise: Isometric exercise was performed by handgrip dynamometer.
A normal rule of thumb for plants is that MB will scale in a nearly isometric manner with respect to MA across and within clades and different habitats (Enquist and Niklas, 2002; Niklas, 2005).
The results from the present study demonstrated significant coherence between the VL and VM during a sustained isometric muscle action.
For both isometric and dynamic situations, LGP responses were higher (P < 0.
If an interactive whiteboard (a SmartBoard is used in this example) is available, the teacher can model how to make an isometric drawing of a four-cube piece using an isometric grid on the board.
Most PNF stretching techniques employ isometric agonist contraction/relaxation where the stretched muscles are contracted isometrically and then relaxed.
The knee joint was tested at 60[degrees] of flexion where test specific warm-up sets of an isometric leg extension exercise in the RVC and NO-RVC conditions were performed.
This portion of the range of motion was selected as: (1) frequencies at the extremes of muscle length might be less representative of actual spectral frequencies represented in the muscle (Kaman & Caldwell, 1996), and (2) this range represented only a 100 difference above and below the angle at which isometric measures were made, thereby reducing muscle length discrepancies between isometric and isovelocity conditions.
The study of the foot's forces and torques during isometric exercises is rather limited so far [9-11].