Focus on the pronunciation of exercise
English definition of “exercise”
› [C or U] physical activity that you do to make your body strong and healthy: do/take exercise The office has a gym for those who like to do exercise in their lunch hour. There are many types of equipment out there in the exercise market. exercise equipment/machines
› [C] an action or actions intended to improve something or make something happen: 10,000 scientists and businessmen took part in an exercise to identify technology trends. The outing was arranged by the firm as part of a team-building exercise. a cost-cutting exercise a brainstorming exercise
› [U] formal the use of something such as a right, choice, or power: The document sets out guidelines on the exercise of voting rights.
› [U] formal the act of doing a particular job: Many journalists have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession.
the exercise of an option › FINANCE the act of buying or selling the shares, etc. that are mentioned in an options contract (= an agreement giving the right to buy and sell shares in the future): Shares will be transferred within 28 days of the exercise of an option.