Definición de exercise en inglés:


Silabificación: ex·er·cise
Pronunciación: /ˈeksərˌsīz


1Activity requiring physical effort, carried out especially to sustain or improve health and fitness: exercise improves your heart and lung power loosening-up exercises
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  • Sport enriches life's experience, physical exercise improves health, and in this country we need far more investment in both.
  • An hour's worth of prime time exercise greatly improves heart health.
  • She said swimming was an ideal form of exercise for improving health and helping people control their weight
physical activity, a workout, working out;
gymnastics, sports, games, physical education, physical training, aerobics, body conditioning, calisthenics
informal phys ed
humorous sexercise
1.1A task or activity done to practice or test a skill: there are exercises at the end of each chapter to check comprehension
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  • This Is Only A Test Simulations and tabletop exercises help CSOs practice and plan the best response for worst-case scenarios.
  • If necessary, people should practise some eye protection exercises or use eyedrops if their eyes are tired, Yu said.
  • After a multitude of prolonged tests and diving exercises, he was put back on active duty.
task, piece of work, problem, assignment, activity;
Music étude
1.2A process or activity carried out for a specific purpose, especially one concerned with a specified area or skill: an exercise in public relations
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  • Earlier this year the council undertook a public consultation exercise regarding modernisation proposals.
  • The rebranding exercise could cost as much as £30m.
  • Yet the whole affair was a displacement activity: an exercise in self-deception.
1.3 (often exercises) A military drill or training maneuver.
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  • A severe fuel shortage has limited the country's ability to conduct military training exercises.
  • This is borne out by the results of research and experience in military training exercises.
  • They were sent to a Royal Marines training camp for military exercises to stimulate team spirit, foster leadership skills and sharpen their ability to make swift decisions.
1.4 (exercises) North American Ceremonies: graduation exercises
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  • He returned to the topic of education in an address he gave in various versions at graduation exercises in the 1860s.
  • When I finished high school, I didn't go to graduation exercises, I went straight to serve in the army.
2The use or application of a faculty, right, or process: the free exercise of religion
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  • His main burden seemed to be that in a just society there should be more room for the free exercise of religion in relation to higher learning.
  • The section is commonly described as involving the exercise of a discretion.
  • But that would be a matter for that Court in the exercise of its jurisdiction.


[with object] Volver al principio  
1Use or apply (a faculty, right, or process): control is exercised by the Board anyone receiving a suspect package should exercise extreme caution
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  • The banks stress they only exercise this right in extreme circumstances and would only take money from an account that was in credit.
  • The court is not exercising jurisdiction over the merits of the dispute.
  • In so doing, it is argued, he was properly exercising his discretion under subsection 4.
2 [no object] Engage in physical activity to sustain or improve health and fitness; take exercise: she still exercised every day
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  • How often are you able to exercise or do physical activity?
  • It's important to keep on exercising to sustain improvements.
  • Parents should be observant in their children's activities; playing, exercising, reading, etc.
work out, do exercises, train
informal pump iron
2.1Exert (part of the body) to promote or improve muscular strength: raise your knee to exercise the upper leg and hip muscles
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  • Not everyone can or wants to spend time exercising their body.
  • I have to say it is indicative of a certain section of society who spend so much time exercising their bodies and so little their minds.
  • Beyond exercising his body, he has been working on his New York accent too for the show.
2.2Cause (an animal) to engage in exercise: she exercised her dogs before breakfast
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  • You can always tell when somewhere suburban is pretty because it's full of people exercising their dogs and looking the other way when they foul the grass.
  • A Sunday newspaper reported that the incident happened in July when Anne, 52, and her husband were exercising the dog.
  • The attack occurred when the claimant was off duty and exercising the dog on the fields adjacent to his house.
3Occupy the thoughts of; worry or perplex: the knowledge that a larger margin was possible still exercised him
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  • But a recent flier suggests that the publisher might finally be a little exercised about the competition.
  • In his most recent works, the artist negotiates, afresh, the counterpoint between city and landscape, home and world, that has long exercised him.
  • If he was exercised about a threat, why not go meet it?


Middle English (in the sense 'application of a faculty, right, or process'): via Old French from Latin exercitium, from exercere 'keep busy, practice', from ex- 'thoroughly' + arcere 'keep in or away'.



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  • By means of the Royal Powers Act 1953, parliament did provide that, ‘when the Queen is personally present in Australia, any power under an Act exercisable by the governor-general may be exercised by the Queen’.
  • In this sense, self-determination was a right exercisable by the people who arbitrarily found themselves lumped into an ascertainable territory: it was not a right belonging to ethnic groups.
  • It is often said that the degree of compassion and principle that are exercisable in politics are inversely related to proximity to power, rather than which side you're on.