Synonyms of exercise in English:



  • 1 exercise improves your heart and lung power
    physical activity, movement, exertion, effort, work; a workout, training, drilling; gymnastics, sports, games, PE (physical education), PT (physical training), aerobics, step aerobics, jogging, running, circuit training, aquarobics, callisthenics, isometrics, eurhythmics, keep-fit, dancercise, bodybuilding
    informal physical jerks
    informal , dated one's daily dozen
    trademark boxercise
  • 2 translation exercises from and into French
    task, piece of work, problem, assignment, piece of school work, piece of homework; Musicétude
  • 3 the exercise of professional skill
    use, utilization, employment; practice, putting into practice, application, operation, exertion, performance, implementation, discharge, accomplishment
  • 4 (exercises) military exercises
  • verb

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  • 1 she still exercised every day
    work out, do exercises, keep fit, train, drill, engage in physical activity
    informal pump iron
  • 2 he must learn to exercise patience
    use, employ, make use of, utilize, avail oneself of, put to use; practise, apply, bring to bear, bring into play, implement, exert, wield
  • 3 the problem continued to exercise him
    worry, trouble, concern, make anxious, bother, disturb, perturb, perplex, puzzle, distress, occupy someone's thoughts, preoccupy, prey on someone's mind, gnaw at, lie heavy on, burden, make uneasy, agitate
    informal bug, make someone scratch their head, do someone's head in
    archaic pother
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