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Pronunciation: /ˈeksərsaɪz; ˈeksəsaɪz/

Translation of exercise in Spanish:


  • 1 uncountable/no numerable (physical) ejercicio (masculine) swimming is good exercise nadar es un buen ejercicio to take exercise hacer* ejercicio you don't take much/any exercise no haces mucho/ningún ejercicio I play tennis for exercise juego al tenis para hacer ejercicio
    Example sentences
    • 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
  • 2 countable/numerable 2.1 (drill) ejercicio (masculine) to do an exercise hacer* un ejercicio breathing/vocal exercises ejercicios respiratorios/vocales 2.2 [Sch] (set of questions) ejercicio (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    2.3 [Military/Militar] ejercicios (masculine plural), maniobras (feminine plural) to go on exercise(s) ir* de maniobras
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 3 countable/numerable (undertaking) a public relations/cost-cutting exercise una operación de relaciones públicas/recorte de gastos the object of the exercise is to reduce losses lo que se persigue con esto es reducir las pérdidas the whole point of the exercise is to show up the inadequacies of the system se trata precisamente de demostrar las fallas del sistema
  • 4 uncountable/no numerable (use — of rights, power) [formal] ejercicio (masculine); (— of caution, patience) uso (masculine) in the exercise of his authority en el ejercicio de su autoridad
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 5
    (exercises plural)
    (ceremony) (American English/inglés norteamericano) ceremonia (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • 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.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 2 2.1 (use) [power/control/right] ejercer*; [patience/tact] hacer* uso de to exercise restraint obrar con moderación to exercise great care proceder con sumo cuidado the examiner will exercise his discretion in such cases tales casos quedan a criterio del examinador 2.2 (exert) [influence/action] ejercer*

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • hacer* ejercicio, ejercitarse

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