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as in practice
something done over and over in order to develop skill a young piano student dutifully going through the standard finger exercises

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as in use
the act or practice of employing something for a particular purpose the observation that the best exercise for losing weight is the exercise of one's ability to say no to food

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exercise

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verb

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as in to exert
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

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as in to practice
to do over and over so as to become skilled the only way to exercise your writing skills is to do more writing

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“Exercise.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/exercise. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

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