exercise

exercise
exercise [{{t}}'eksəsaɪz]
1 noun
(a) (physical) exercice m;
to take exercise prendre de l'exercice;
the doctor has told him to take more exercise le docteur lui a dit de faire plus d'exercice;
it's good exercise c'est un bon exercice;
I don't get much exercise je ne fais pas beaucoup d'exercice;
I'll walk, I need the exercise j'y vais à pied, j'ai besoin d'exercice;
this is a good exercise for the calf muscles c'est un bon exercice pour les muscles des mollets;
physical exercises exercices mpl physiques;
he does (physical) exercises every morning il fait de la gymnastique tous les matins;
breathing exercises gymnastique f respiratoire, exercices mpl respiratoires
(b) (mental, in education) exercice m;
grammar exercises exercices mpl de grammaire;
piano exercises exercices mpl de piano
(c) (use) exercice m;
in the exercise of one's duties dans l'exercice de ses fonctions;
by the exercise of a little imagination en usant d'un peu d'imagination, avec un peu d'imagination
(d) {{}}Military{{}} exercice m;
they're on exercises ils sont à l'exercice
(e) (activity, operation)
a fact-finding exercise une mission d'enquête;
it was an interesting exercise cela a été une expérience intéressante;
this is more than just a PR exercise ce n'est pas seulement de la poudre aux yeux;
it was a pointless exercise cela n'a servi absolument à rien
(f) {{}}Stock Exchange{{}} (of option) levée f
(g) {{}}American{{}} (ceremony) cérémonie f;
graduation exercises cérémonie f de remise des diplômes
2 transitive verb
(a) (body, muscle) exercer, faire travailler; (horse) faire faire de l'exercice à;
to exercise a dog (take for a walk) promener un chien;
if you were to exercise your brain on the problem si tu faisais travailler tes méninges pour régler ce problème
(b) (troops) entraîner
(c) (use, put into practice → right, authority, power) exercer;
we must exercise caution/restraint nous devons user de prudence/de retenue
(d) {{}}Stock Exchange{{}} (option) lever
(e) {{}}formal{{}} (preoccupy) préoccuper
3 intransitive verb
(a) (take exercise) faire de l'exercice
(b) (train → in gymnasium etc) s'exercer, s'entraîner;
he was exercising on the rings il s'exerçait ou s'entraînait aux anneaux
►► exercise bike vélo m d'appartement;
exercise book (for writing in) cahier m d'exercices; (containing exercises) livre m d'exercices;
exercise class cours m de gymnastique;
{{}}Stock Exchange{{}} exercise date date f d'échéance;
{{}}Stock Exchange{{}} exercise notion assignation f;
{{}}Stock Exchange{{}} exercise price (of share) prix m d'exercice, cours m de base;
exercise yard (in prison) cour f, préau m

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