n. 练习; 锻炼，演习; 典礼
v. 锻炼; 行使; 使不安
If you exercise something such as your authority, your rights, or a good quality, you use it or put it into effect.
They are merely exercising their right to free speech...
'The powers delegated to me,' the President said, 'will be exercised with due responsibility.'...
When you exercise, you move your body energetically in order to get fit and to remain healthy.
She exercises two or three times a week...
Never keep on exercising if you have even the slightest chest pain...
If a movement or activity exercises a part of your body, it keeps it strong, healthy, or in good condition.
They call rowing the perfect sport. It exercises every major muscle group.
Exercises are a series of movements or actions which you do in order to get fit, remain healthy, or practise for a particular physical activity.
These stomach exercises will tighten abdominal muscles...
I do special neck and shoulder exercises...
Exercises are military activities and operations which are not part of a real war, but which allow the armed forces to practise for a real war.
General Powell predicted that in the future it might even be possible to stage joint military exercises...
The military truck was taking 14 men on exercise in a remote area of Norway.
An exercise is a short activity or piece of work that you do, for example in school, which is designed to help you learn a particular skill.
Try working through the opening exercises in this chapter...
He took up piano lessons, combining standard classical exercises with his own attempts at Gershwin.
Exercises is an official ceremony, in which people make speeches and present awards.
Vicky and Gary attended the graduation exercises at Columbia.
If you describe an activity as an exercise in a particular quality or result, you mean that it has that quality or result, especially when it was not intended to have it.
Her morning was an exercise in indecision. She tried on everything in her closet but couldn't remember what he'd liked...
As an exercise in stating the obvious, this could scarcely be faulted...
If something exercises you or your mind, you think or talk about it a great deal, especially because you are worried or concerned about it.
This has been a major problem exercising the minds of scientists around the world...
The proper role of appeal judges is an issue that has long exercised the finest legal minds.
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;
5. (usually plural) a ceremony that involves processions and speeches;
1. put to use;
2. carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions;
3. give a work-out to;
4. do physical exercise;
5. learn by repetition;
drill, exercise, practice, training, discipline
Revising the procedure was an entirely profitless exercise.
Exercise of the mental faculties is as important as bodily excercise.
The king cannot exercise much political power.
Providing that you exercise due care, there is no reason why you shouldn't live to a great age.
Moderate exercise will benefit you.