exercisenounuk /ˈek.sə.saɪz/ us /ˈek.sɚ.saɪz/
exercise noun (HEALTHY ACTIVITY)
- Regular exercise reduces the risk of coronary heart disease.
- This exercise is designed to develop the shoulder and back muscles.
- Eat healthily and take plenty of exercise.
- I haven't done much exercise all week, so I think I'll go for a jog this morning.
- A good diet and plenty of exercise will help you to keep your body healthy.
exercise noun (PRACTICE)
- These mental exercises are designed to encourage creative thinking.
- The cost of this exercise is proving a major hurdle.
- Today we're going to work on an exercise that aims to improve your interpersonal skills.
- One official dismissed the ceasefire as a mere propaganda exercise.
- Environmentalists attacked the company's ad as a public-relations exercise.
- (your) every move idiom
- act/do sth on your own responsibility idiom
- be up to sth idiom
- get around to sth
- give yourself over/up to sth
- go about sth
- go about your business idiom
- go through with sth
- talk the talk idiom
- up to
exercise noun (USE)
exercise noun (CEREMONY)
exerciseverbuk /ˈek.sə.saɪz/ us /ˈek.sɚ.saɪz/
exercise verb (DO HEALTHY ACTIVITY)
exercise verb (USE)
- We need to exercise some control on this situation before we find ourselves in serious trouble.
- The security forces exercised great restraint by not responding to hostile attacks and threats.
- The United Nations has exercised its authority to restore peace in the area.
- Politicians these days seem less interested in exercising real influence on world events.
- This piece of equipment doesn't exercise the shoulder and back muscles much.