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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Exercise  \Ex"er*cise\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Exercised};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Exercising}.] 
  1.  To  set  in  action  to  cause  to  act  move  or  make  exertion; 
  to  give  employment  to  to  put  in  action  habitually  or 
  constantly;  to  school  or  train;  to  exert  repeatedly;  to 
  busy. 
 
  Herein  do  I  Exercise  myself,  to  have  always  a 
  conscience  void  of  offence.  --Acts  xxiv. 
  16. 
 
  2.  To  exert  for  the  sake  of  training  or  improvement;  to 
  practice  in  order  to  develop;  hence  also  to  improve  by 
  practice;  to  discipline,  and  to  use  or  to  for  the  purpose 
  of  training;  as  to  exercise  arms;  to  exercise  one's  self 
  in  music;  to  exercise  troops. 
 
  About  him  exercised  heroic  games  The  unarmed  youth. 
  --Milton. 
 
  3.  To  occupy  the  attention  and  effort  of  to  task;  to  tax, 
  especially  in  a  painful  or  vexatious  manner;  harass;  to 
  vex;  to  worry  or  make  anxious;  to  affect;  to  discipline; 
  as  exercised  with  pain. 
 
  Where  pain  of  unextinguishable  fire  Must  exercise  us 
  without  hope  of  end  --Milton. 
 
  4.  To  put  in  practice;  to  carry  out  in  action  to  perform  the 
  duties  of  to  use  to  employ;  to  practice;  as  to  exercise 
  authority;  to  exercise  an  office. 
 
  I  am  the  Lord  which  exercise  loving-kindness, 
  judgment,  and  righteousness  in  the  earth.  --Jer.  ix 
  24. 
 
  The  people  of  the  land  have  used  oppression  and 
  exercised  robbery.  --Ezek.  xxii. 
  29. 




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