Exercise - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈeksərsaɪz|  American pronunciation of the word exercise
Brit.  |ˈɛksəsʌɪz|  British pronunciation of the word exercise


- the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit(syn: exercising, workout)
- the act of using (syn: employment, usage, use, utilisation, utilization)
- systematic training by multiple repetitions (syn: drill, practice, recitation)
- a task performed or problem solved in order to develop skill or understanding (syn: example)
- (usually plural) a ceremony that involves processions and speeches
- an action, often used negatively and without consequences


- put to use (syn: exert)
- carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions (syn: do, practice, practise)
- give a workout to(syn: work)
- do physical exercise
- learn by repetition (syn: drill, practice, practise)


Get plenty of fresh air and exercise.

Swimming is my favorite kind of exercise.

She did stretching exercises before her daily run.

Do the writing exercise at the end of each chapter.

The negotiations have gotten nowhere, and I see no reason to continue with this pointless exercise.

It's important to exercise every day.

He eats right and exercises regularly.

Bicycle riding exercises the leg muscles.

The stable boys exercise the horses every morning.

He didn't exercise good judgment.

We just need to exercise common sense.

She has been reluctant to exercise her authority.

Exercise caution when using these chemicals.

Leadership does not rest on the exercise of force alone.

They are merely exercising their right to free speech.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: exercise
he/she/it: exercises
present participle: exercising
past tense: exercised
past participle: exercised
singular: exercise
plural: exercises
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