What is the meaning of exercise?


  • The activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit.
    • usage: "the doctor recommended regular exercise"; "he did some exercising"; "the physical exertion required by his work kept him fit"
  • The act of using.
    • usage: "he warned against the use of narcotic drugs"; "skilled in the utilization of computers"
  • Systematic training by multiple repetitions.
    • usage: "practice makes perfect"
  • A task performed or problem solved in order to develop skill or understanding.
    • usage: "you must work the examples at the end of each chapter in the textbook"
  • Usually plural. ( a ceremony that involves processions and speeches)
    • usage: "academic exercises"


  • Put to use.
    • usage: "exert one's power or influence"
  • Carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions.
    • usage: "practice law"
  • Give a workout to.
    • usage: "Some parents exercise their infants"; "My personal trainer works me hard"; "work one's muscles"; "this puzzle will exercise your mind"
  • Do physical exercise.
    • usage: "She works out in the gym every day"
  • Learn by repetition.
    • usage: "We drilled French verbs every day"; "Pianists practice scales"
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