Definition of EXERCISE

to bring to bear especially forcefully or effectively <a senator who consistently exercises his clout in Congress to get pork barrel projects for his state>
Related Words employ, use, utilize; abuse, misapply, misuse
to do over and over so as to become skilled <the only way to exercise your writing skills is to do more writing>
Related Words groove, perfect, refine; point (for), prepare (for), train (with); drill, repeat; work (at or on); review, study
to put into action or service <commended the firefighters for exercising really good judgment in that emergency>
Near Antonyms ignore, neglect; misapply, misuse

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