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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 say exercise in sign language?

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How to use exercise in a sentence?

  1. Matthew Albence:

    These individuals have access to 24/7 food and water. They have educational opportunities. They have recreational opportunities, both structured as well as unstructured, there's basketball courts, there's exercise classes, there's soccer fields that we put in there. They have extensive medical, dental and mental health opportunities. In fact, many of these individuals, the first time they've ever seen a dentist is when they've come to one of our( family residential) centers.

  2. Mickey Mehta:

    The best exercise for your biceps would be to uplift the down trodden in this society and bring them to our eye level, who knows your vision might also improve! So lift up the down trodden and MickeyMize everyone's life Share this with everyone to heal the world.

  3. Arisa Hosaka:

    Exercise relieves stress. Nothing relieves exercise.

  4. Kelli Arena:

    In my opinion, it won't, let's face it. Those parents know their kids are not at a healthy weight, and seeing a BMI on a report card won't change habits. Will it lead to more exercise, or healthier eating at home? I'd bet money on 'no.' If they are not listening to their doctors or paying attention to news reports about the obesity epidemic, why would a number on a report card matter?

  5. Tryon Edwards:

    To be good, we must do good; and by doing good we take a sure means of being good, as the use and exercise of the muscles increase their power.


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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