Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun exercise

5 senses of exercise

Sense 1
exercise, exercising, physical exercise, physical exertion, workout -- (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")
       => effort, elbow grease, exertion, travail, sweat -- (use of physical or mental energy; hard work; "he got an A for effort"; "they managed only with great exertion")

Sense 2
use, usage, utilization, utilisation, employment, exercise -- (the act of using; "he warned against the use of narcotic drugs"; "skilled in the utilization of computers")
       => activity -- (any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity")

Sense 3
exercise, practice, drill, practice session, recitation -- (systematic training by multiple repetitions; "practice makes perfect")
       => training, preparation, grooming -- (activity leading to skilled behavior)

Sense 4
exercise, example -- (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")
       => lesson -- (a task assigned for individual study; "he did the lesson for today")

Sense 5
exercise -- ((usually plural) a ceremony that involves processions and speeches; "academic exercises")
       => ceremony, ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, observance -- (a formal event performed on a special occasion; "a ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb exercise

5 senses of exercise

Sense 1
exert, exercise -- (put to use; "exert one's power or influence")
       => use, utilize, utilise, apply, employ -- (put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose; "use your head!"; "we only use Spanish at home"; "I can't use this tool"; "Apply a magnetic field here"; "This thinking was applied to many projects"; "How do you utilize this tool?"; "I apply this rule to get good results"; "use the plastic bags to store the food"; "He doesn't know how to use a computer")

Sense 2
practice, practise, exercise, do -- (carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions; "practice law")

Sense 3
exercise, work, work out -- (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")
       => work, put to work -- (cause to work; "he is working his servants hard")

Sense 4
exercise, work out -- (do physical exercise; "She works out in the gym every day")

Sense 5
drill, exercise, practice, practise -- (learn by repetition; "We drilled French verbs every day"; "Pianists practice scales")
       => learn, study, read, take -- (be a student of a certain subject; "She is reading for the bar exam")

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