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exercise

ex·er·cise

exercise

 
pronunciation:
ek sr saIz
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: activity that improves the health of the body or mind.
Swimming is good physical exercise.Doing crossword puzzles is good mental exercise.
 
synonyms:
practice
similar words:
action, activity, fitness, gymnastics, movement, sport, training
definition 2: a particular way to use your muscles to make them strong.
He learned some new exercises for his arms and shoulders.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: exercised, exercises, exercising
definition 1: to put into practice; make use of.
He failed to exercise his right to vote.
synonyms:
employ
similar words:
carry out, practice, take advantage of, use
definition 2: to do physical activity.
I exercise in the gym every morning.
 
similar words:
jog, run, swim, train, walk, warm up
Word History
Exercise is from a Latin word that means "to keep busy" or "drive on." In the English spoken in the early 1300s, "exercise" referred to mental effort. By the late 1300s, its meaning had broadened to include physical activity.
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