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/ 5eksEsaIz; `ZksL9saIz/ n 1 [U] use or practice (of the mind or esp the body) through effort or action ; : The doctor advised him to take more exercise. . * Jogging is a healthy form of exercise. . * Doing crosswords gives the mind some exercise. . 2 [C] activity or task intended for physical or mental training ; : vocal, gymnastic, keep-fit, deep-breathing, etc exercises * exercises for the piano, flute, harp, etc * The teacher set her class a mathematics exercise for homework. . * [attrib ] an exercise book, ie a book for writing in with soft covers and lined pages . 3 [U] ~ of sth (effective) use or application : The exercise of patience is essential in diplomatic negotiations. , . * the exercise of one's civil rights * His stories showed considerable exercise of the imagination. . 4 [C often pl ] series of movements or operations for training troops, etc , : military exercises * (fig ) an exercise in diplomatic relations . 5 exercises [pl] (US) ceremonies ; : graduation exercises * opening exercises, eg speeches at the start of a conference .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:41:27
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exercise
/ 5eksEsaIz; `ZksL9saIz/ v 1 [I] perform some kind of physical exercise , : He exercises twice a day. . 2 [Tn, Tn.pr] ~ sb/sth (in sth) give exercise1(1) to sb/sth; train sb/sth (by means of exercises) []; []: Horses get fat and lazy if they are not exercised. . * Swimming exercises the whole body. . 3 [Tn] make use of (sth); employ ; ; : exercise patience, tolerance, power, control, etc * exercise one's rights as a citizen * Teachers exercise authority over their pupils. . 4 [Tn usu passive ] (fml ) worry or trouble (sb) : This problem is exercising our minds very much at the moment. . * I am very much exercised about the education of my son. .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:41:27
exercise
/ 5eksEsaIz; `ZksL9saIz/ v 1 [I] perform some kind of physical exercise , : He exercises twice a day. . 2 [Tn, Tn.pr] ~ sb/sth (in sth) give exercise1(1) to sb/sth; train sb/sth (by means of exercises) []; []: Horses get fat and lazy if they are not exercised. . * Swimming exercises the whole body. . 3 [Tn] make use of (sth); employ ; ; : exercise patience, tolerance, power, control, etc * exercise one's rights as a citizen * Teachers exercise authority over their pupils. . 4 [Tn usu passive ] (fml ) worry or trouble (sb) : This problem is exercising our minds very much at the moment. . * I am very much exercised about the education of my son. .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:41:27

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