What is another word for exercise?

Synonyms for exercise
ˈɛk sərˌsaɪz

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. exercise, exercising, physical exercise, physical exertion, workout(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"

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

  2. use, usage, utilization, utilisation, employment, exercise(noun)

    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, recitation(noun)

    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, example(noun)

    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. exercise(verb)

    (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, exercise(verb)

    put to use

    "exert one's power or influence"

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

  7. practice, practise, exercise, do(verb)

    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 out(verb)

    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 out(verb)

    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, practise(verb)

    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

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. exercise(v)

    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

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. exercise(n.)

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

  2. exercise(n.)

    Synonyms:
    exertion, labor, work, toil, effort

  3. exercise(n.)

    Synonyms:
    training, schooling, discipline, drill, drilling

  4. exercise(n.)

    Synonyms:
    lesson, task

  5. exercise(v. a.)

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

  6. exercise(v. a.)

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

  7. exercise(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    practise, pursue, carry on

  8. exercise(v. a.)

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

  9. exercise(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    labor, work, make exertion, take exercise

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. exercise(n)

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

  2. exercise(v)

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

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How to use exercise in a sentence?

  1. Federica Mogherini:

    It is not an easy exercise, we never made a mystery out of it ... during the last year it has become increasingly difficult for all.

  2. Ben Shelly:

    This is a good law. It gives the Navajo Nation the opportunity to exercise tribal jurisdiction in a lot of these criminal cases, we will continue to work with the federal government and the U.S. Attorney's Office when it comes to capital crimes committed on the Navajo Nation.

  3. Richard Quinton:

    This study should give pause for thought to sportsmen using them routinely for exercise-induced aches and pains.

  4. Emma Ross:

    It was never thought to be a limiting factor in performance -- we tended to think that was running out of energy -- but now we understand more about the role neuromuscular function plays in exercise tolerance.

  5. Akinyemi Busayo:

    Since the lockdown, we are just at home doing nothing, no work, no food, nothing, nothing, so we decided to come and exercise our body instead of us sitting at home and just getting fat.

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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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