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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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The most exciting news from the frontiers of brain science is that physical exercise also triggers changes in the brain that can make up for lost function after a stroke.
Like physical exercise, the more you use specific areas of your brain, the more it grows and gets stronger," Li added.
The contract is the organization of the 14-day workout exit competencies and social skills combined with a team of physical exercise to improve psychomotor and rehabilitation activities for the participants of the project co-financed by the european union through the european social fund fri "reintegration, activity, work.
The mean epilepsy index was reduced after the exercise was over as compared to during the physical exercise (table 2).
The Sporting Chance project has created an opportunity for men over 50 to enjoy physical exercise, but also creates a real social opportunity, which can be just as important as the physical exercise itself".
The molecule, a derivative of omega-3 fatty acids, mimics some of the effects of physical exercise on blood glucose regulation.
There is no doubt physical exercise has been neglected in the country's schools and it is not surprising 90% of youngsters don't get the recommended two hours of activity each week.
ONE in 10 adults have not taken any real physical exercise for more than a decade, while a fifth have been inactive since they left school or college, according to a new report.
I won't take physical exercise at my age but I do a lot of walking.
Spurred by the rapidly growing number of “all-in-one workout gyms” being set up, more and more people nowadays are practicing yoga as a form of physical exercise only.
The study warned that procrastination has reached the worst level and should be dealt with as an epidemic, pointing out that the problem requires thinking out new treatment methods including warning lazy persons against the hazards of inactivity instead of reminding them of the advantages of physical exercise.