Synonyms of exercise in English:


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See Spanish definition of ejercicio


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
Music étude

3‘the exercise of professional skill’

use, utilization, employment
practice, putting into practice, application, operation, exertion, performance, implementation, discharge, accomplishment

4exercises‘military exercises’

manoeuvres, operations
war games, field day


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