Meaning of exercise

Definition of exercise

(noun) the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit; "the doctor recommended regular exercise"; "he did some exercising"; "the physical exertion required by his work kept him fit"
the act of using; "he warned against the use of narcotic drugs"; "skilled in the utilization of computers"
systematic training by multiple repetitions; "practice makes perfect"
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"
(usually plural) a ceremony that involves processions and speeches; "academic exercises"
an action, often used negatively and without consequences; "an exercise in futility"; "an exercise in cheap talk"
(law) the reduction in severity of a punishment imposed by law
(verb) carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions; "practice law"
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"
do physical exercise; "She works out in the gym every day"
learn by repetition; "We drilled French verbs every day"; "Pianists practice scales"

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