exercise verb definition in Exercise topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

exercise

 verb: Exercise topic
1 [intransitive, transitive] to do sports or other physical activities in order to stay healthy or become stronger; to make an animal do this an hour’s class of exercising to music How often do you exercise? exercise something Horses need to be exercised regularly.2 [transitive] exercise something to give a part of the body the movement and activity it needs to keep strong and healthy These movements will exercise your arms and shoulders.