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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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Physical exercise with multicomponent cognitive intervention for older adults with Alzheimer's disease: a 6-month randomized controlled trial.
Physical exercise led to stable cerebral choline concentrations in the training group, whereas choline levels increased in the control group.
However, other than articles and equipments for general physical exercise, the Council fixed rate of 28 percent.
The investigators were unable to assess the long-term effects of physical exercise, nor its effects on hepatic fibrosis or inflammation, they noted.
Specifically, when physical exercise results in an increase of the concentration or activity of a given biomarker, its level will increase with time and subsequently decrease to its homeostatic level.
Physical exercise helps in the improvement of breathing and circulation of blood.
Thus, the purpose of this study was to analyze the contribution of a moderate aerobic physical exercise bout with different durations in normotensive individuals on PEH responses.
Bota (2006) shows objective study data of the Romanian Federation "Sport for All" by which she emphasizes the poor representation of sport leisure phenomenon in the people conscience at national level, as well as the poor practice of physical exercise by them.
Physical exercise is the state of being active with action or movement.
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.