Meaning of “exercise” - Learner’s Dictionary

exercise

verb uk us /ˈeksəsaɪz/
BODY [ I, T ]

A2 to do physical activities to make your body strong and healthy:

I try to exercise every day.
USE [ T ] formal

to use a power, right, or ability:

You should always exercise your right to vote.

(Definition of “exercise verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)