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exercise meaning and definition

Definition and meaning of exercise at MeaningMonkey.org. exercise meaning and definition in the English Dictionary.


Definition of exercise (noun)

  1. the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit
  2. the act of using
  3. systematic training by multiple repetitions
  4. a task performed or problem solved in order to develop skill or understanding
    • "you must work the examples at the end of each chapter in the textbook"
    • synonyms: example
  5. (usually plural) a ceremony that involves processions and speeches
    • "academic exercises"


Definition of exercise (verb)

  1. put to use
    • "exert one's power or influence"
    • synonyms: exert
  2. carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions
  3. give a workout to
    • "Some parents exercise their infants"; "My personal trainer works me hard"; "work one's muscles"; "this puzzle will exercise your mind"
    • synonyms: work, work out
  4. do physical exercise
    • "She works out in the gym every day"
    • synonyms: work out
  5. learn by repetition
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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