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Synonyms for exercise
ˈɛk sərˌsaɪzex·er·cise

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. exercise

    Exercise, in the ordinary sense, is the easy natural action of any power; exertion is the putting of any power to strain and tax. An exercise-drive for a horse is so much as will develop strength and health and not appreciably weary. But by qualifying adjectives we may bring exercise up to the full sense of exertion; as, violent exercise. Exercise is action taken at any time with a view to employing, maintaining, or increasing power, or merely for enjoyment; practise is systematic exercise with a view to the acquirement of facility and skill in some pursuit; a person takes a walk for exercise, or takes time for practise on the piano. Practise is also used of putting into action and effect what one has learned or holds as a theory; as, the practise of law or medicine; a profession of religion is good, but the practise of it is better. Drill is systematic, rigorous, and commonly enforced practise under a teacher or commander. Compare HABIT.

    Synonyms:
    act, action, activity, application, drill, employment, exertion, occupation, operation, performance, practise, use

    Antonyms:
    idleness, inaction, inactivity, relaxation, rest

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. exerciseverb

    Synonyms:
    practise, train, cultivate, develop

    Antonyms:
    rest, ease, disuse, respite, relax, recreate

  2. exercise

    Synonyms:
    exertion, use, practice, application, training, employment, drill

    Antonyms:
    rest, ease, relaxation, recreation

Princeton's WordNet

  1. exercise, exercising, physical exercise, physical exertion, workoutnoun

    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"

    Synonyms:
    use, utilisation, physical exertion, recitation, example, employment, usage, exercising, physical exercise, workout, practice session, utilization, practice, drill

  2. use, usage, utilization, utilisation, employment, exercisenoun

    the act of using

    "he warned against the use of narcotic drugs"; "skilled in the utilization of computers"

    Synonyms:
    exercising, usage, use, practice, custom, habit, engagement, workout, use of goods and services, consumption, usance, role, practice session, function, work, employ, utilization, utilisation, employment, economic consumption, drill, physical exercise, example, manipulation, enjoyment, recitation, purpose, physical exertion

  3. exercise, practice, drill, practice session, recitationnoun

    systematic training by multiple repetitions

    "practice makes perfect"

    Synonyms:
    physical exercise, usage, use, practice, praxis, recital, drill, practice session, utilisation, example, utilization, class period, employment, exercising, pattern, course session, reading, recitation, workout, physical exertion

  4. exercise, examplenoun

    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:
    representative, physical exercise, usage, use, practice, deterrent example, instance, lesson, drill, practice session, utilisation, case, example, utilization, employment, illustration, exemplar, exercising, model, good example, object lesson, recitation, workout, physical exertion

  5. exerciseverb

    (usually plural) a ceremony that involves processions and speeches

    "academic exercises"

    Synonyms:
    use, utilisation, physical exertion, recitation, example, employment, usage, exercising, physical exercise, workout, practice session, utilization, practice, drill

  6. exert, exerciseverb

    put to use

    "exert one's power or influence"

    Synonyms:
    work, practise, maintain, exert, drill, do, work out, practice, wield

  7. practice, practise, exercise, doverb

    carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions

    "practice law"

    Synonyms:
    work out, fare, make out, use, practice, coiffe, manage, execute, perform, arrange, answer, drill, serve, work, coif, get along, suffice, make, set, behave, dress, come, act, cause, commit, exert, practise, coiffure, apply, rehearse, do

  8. exercise, work, work outverb

    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:
    elaborate, knead, turn, operate, act, shape, bring, exert, run, function, put to work, work up, figure, forge, lick, work out, make, cipher, figure out, form, compute, mould, sour, calculate, work, do, exploit, go, play, drill, make for, mold, practice, puzzle out, act upon, do work, process, crop, solve, ferment, influence, work on, cypher, practise, wreak, cultivate, reckon

  9. exercise, work outverb

    do physical exercise

    "She works out in the gym every day"

    Synonyms:
    work out, solve, practice, practise, figure, puzzle out, drill, reckon, cipher, work, cypher, lick, figure out, elaborate, compute, exert, calculate, do, work up

  10. drill, exercise, practice, practiseverb

    learn by repetition

    "We drilled French verbs every day"; "Pianists practice scales"

    Synonyms:
    rehearse, practise, commit, drill, use, bore, do, work, work out, practice, apply, exert

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Editors Contribution

  1. homework

    "we were given many homework assignments"

    Submitted by rinat on August 20, 2019  
  2. physical activity

    being physically active

    i exercise everyday to stay fit.

    Submitted by rinat on September 9, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. exercisenoun

    Synonyms:
    practice, use, appliance, application, performance, operation, employment

  2. exercisenoun

    Synonyms:
    exertion, labor, work, toil, effort

  3. exercisenoun

    Synonyms:
    training, schooling, discipline, drill, drilling

  4. exercisenoun

    Synonyms:
    lesson, task

  5. exerciseverb

    Synonyms:
    exert (constantly), employ, busy, apply, use, put in action, set to work

  6. exerciseverb

    Synonyms:
    discipline, train, drill, break in, habituate to practice

  7. exerciseverb

    Synonyms:
    practise, pursue, carry on

  8. exerciseverb

    Synonyms:
    task, try, afflict, pain, make uneasy

  9. exerciseverb

    Synonyms:
    labor, work, make exertion, take exercise

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. exercisenoun

    Synonyms:
    performance, application, practice, employment, use, activity, training, discipline, drilling, drill, praxis, lesson, task, gymnastics, calisthenics, gestation

  2. exerciseverb

    Synonyms:
    employ, apply, busy, exert, practice, discipline, drill, train, distress, worry, harass

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How to use exercise in a sentence?

  1. Chief Executive Sergio Hidalgo:

    We would love, of course, to exercise that option and actually to increase if possible, but we cannot activate it until all investigations are over.

  2. Jonathan Bricker:

    Being okay with the middle seat, especially on a long flight, is an exercise in acceptance and willingness to allow what is be what is, if you’re able to give up your privacy and your autonomy, and realize it’s just a moment in time that will pass, you’re probably the most enlightened passenger on the plane.

  3. Richard Isaacson:

    While exercise and staying mentally engaged shined through in this study, a comprehensive approach toward reducing Alzheimer's risk factors is the best recipe for success, any prevention plan should also include regular follow-up with a primary care physician, management of vascular risk factors like blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol, avoiding smoking, minimizing alcohol use, prioritizing sleep, managing stress, and following a Mediterranean-style diet, among many other suggestions.

  4. Mark Savchuk:

    In order to attack a well-prepared position, you need to prepare and mobilize a LOT of troops, that never happened, because we would have had to mobilize roughly 200,000 people, form attack groups. This is such a huge logistical exercise that it is simply impossible to hide.

  5. Jeffrey Lichtman:

    This is largely an academic exercise as the government has never located or identified even a penny of this $ 12.7 billion in proceeds supposedly generated by Mr. Guzman.


Translations for exercise

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  • تَمْرِين, تَدْرِيبArabic
  • практыкаваннеBelarusian
  • упражнявам, упражнявам се, тренировка, тренирам, упражнениеBulgarian
  • cvičit, cvičeníCzech
  • dyrke motionDanish
  • trainieren, Sport, Training, Übung, übenGerman
  • άσκηση, γυμναστικήGreek
  • ekzerciEsperanto
  • ejercer, ejercicio, ejercitarSpanish
  • õppusEstonian
  • تمرین, ورزش, مشقPersian
  • harjoitella, käyttää, kuntoilu, treenata, liikunta, harjoitus, treeni, harjoitteluFinnish
  • exercice, exercerFrench
  • eacarsaichScottish Gaelic
  • תַּרְגִּילHebrew
  • व्यायाम, अभ्यास, वर्ज़िश, कसरतHindi
  • egzèseHaitian Creole
  • edz, gyakorlat, edzés, gyakorol, gyakorlásHungarian
  • վարժությունArmenian
  • olahragaIndonesian
  • esercitareItalian
  • 体操, 体育, 練習, 運動Japanese
  • ვარჯიში, სავარჯიშოGeorgian
  • 연습, 運動, 운동, 련습Korean
  • exercitium, exercitātiōLatin
  • uždavinysLithuanian
  • vingrot, vingrinājums, vingrināt, izmantot, realizēt, vingrojumsLatvian
  • вежбаMacedonian
  • senaman, latihan, latih tubiMalay
  • oefenenDutch
  • treningNorwegian
  • ćwiczenie, ćwiczyćPolish
  • proceder, exercício, [[exercitar]]-[[se]], incitar, agirPortuguese
  • exercițiuRomanian
  • упражнение, зарядка, практиковаться, реализовывать, использовать, практика, упражняться, тренировка, тренироваться, физзарядкаRussian
  • вежба, vježba, вјежба, пракса, praksa, vežbaSerbo-Croatian
  • cvičenieSlovak
  • vaja, vadbaSlovene
  • träna, träning, praktisera, uppgift, utnyttja, övning, övaSwedish
  • mazoeziSwahili
  • వ్యాయామంTelugu
  • egzersizTurkish
  • вправаUkrainian
  • ورزش, مشقUrdu
  • bài tậpVietnamese
  • koapaskilükamVolapük

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