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exercise

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of exercise

  1. 1 energetic movement of the body for the sake of physical fitness the doctor ordered plenty of fresh air and exercise Synonyms of exercise activity, conditioning, exertion Words Related to exercise training, warm-up, workout; toning, trimming; aerobics, athletics, bodybuilding, body mechanics, calisthenics, gymnastics, isometrics, plyometrics, slimnastics, weight lifting; physical therapy

  2. 2 something done over and over in order to develop skill a young piano student dutifully going through the standard finger exercises Synonyms of exercise drill, practice (also practise), routine, training, workout Words Related to exercise assignment, homework, lesson; brushup, refresher, review

  3. 3 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 Synonyms of exercise application, employment, use, operation, play, usageWords Related to exercise exertion; reuseNear Antonyms of exercise disuse, nonuse


exercise

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of exercise

  1. 1 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 Synonyms of exercise apply, exert, ply, put out, wieldWords Related to exercise employ, use, utilize; abuse, misapply, misuse

  2. 2 to do over and over so as to become skilled the only way to exercise your writing skills is to do more writing Synonyms of exercise practice, rehearse, run overWords Related to exercise groove, perfect, refine; point (for), prepare (for), train (with); drill, repeat; work (at or on); review, study

  3. 3 to put into action or service commended the firefighters for exercising really good judgment in that emergency Synonyms of exercise apply, employ, use, exploit, harness, operate, utilizeWords Related to exercise handle, manipulate, wield; direct, run, work; cannibalize, recycle, reuseNear Antonyms of exercise ignore, neglect; misapply, misuse

  4. 4 to trouble the mind of; to make uneasy the slightest change in travel plans is enough to get him all exercised Synonyms of exercise agitate, ail, alarm (also alarum), bother, concern, derail, discomfort, discompose, dismay, disquiet, distemper, distract, distress, disturb, flurry, frazzle, freak (out), fuss, hagride, perturb, undo, unhinge, unsettle, upset, weird out, worryWords Related to exercise aggravate, anger, annoy, bug, chafe, chivy (or chivvy), exasperate, fret, gall, get, grate, harass, harry, irk, irritate, nettle, peeve, pester, pique, put off, put out, rile, vex; bedevil, haunt, plague; abash, confound, confuse, discomfit, disconcert, discountenance, embarrass, faze, fluster, jar, mortify, nonplus, rattle, shake up; daunt, demoralize, discourage, dishearten, dispirit, unnerveNear Antonyms of exercise allay, alleviate, assuage; appease, conciliate, mollify, pacify, placate, propitiateAntonyms of exercise calm, compose, quiet, settle, soothe, tranquilize (also tranquillize)



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