1. noun
1) (training or use (especially of the body) through action or effort: Swimming is one of the healthiest forms of exercise; Take more exercise.) trening, mosjon, trim
2) (an activity intended as training: ballet exercises; spelling exercises.) øvelse, øving
3) (a series of tasks, movements etc for training troops etc: His battalion is on an exercise in the mountains.) manøver, øvelse
2. verb
1) (to train or give exercise to: Dogs should be exercised frequently; I exercise every morning.) mosjonere, trimme, lufte
2) (to use; to make use of: She was given the opportunity to exercise her skill as a pianist.) bruke, utøve
subst. \/ˈeksəsaɪz\/
1) anvendelse, utøvelse, utfoldelse, utførelse
her exercise of authority is disputed
hennes utøvelse av makt er omdiskutert
they discussed the exercise of his duties
de diskuterte utførelsen av hans plikter
it requires the exercise of imagination
det krever fantasi
2) øvelse, trening, mosjon, idrett
physical exercise is very important
do you take exercise?
mosjonerer du?
I walk for exercise
jeg går for å mosjonere \/ jeg går for mosjonens skyld
3) øvelse, oppgave, øvingsoppgave
I have to do an exercise
jeg må skrive\/gjøre en (øvings)oppgave
I have to do a written exercise
jeg må gjøre en skriftlig oppgave
4) (også religious exercise) andaktsøvelse
5) (amer., ofte i flertall) høytidelighet, seremoni, program
it's the chief feature of the inauguration exercises
det er hovedattraksjonen på innsettelseshøytidelighetene
did you come to the graduation exercises?
kom du til skoleavslutningen?
6) (militærvesen, ofte i flertall) manøver, øvelse
military exercises are expensive the
exercise of mental faculties hjernetrim
five-finger exercise (musikk) øvelse for én hånd
verb \/ˈeksəsaɪz\/
1) (ut)øve, anvende, utvise
this exercises a function
denne har en funksjon
he exercises influence on them
han øver innflytelse på dem
does she exercise power?
anvender hun makt?
exercise your intelligence
bruk hodet
we have to exercise caution
vi må utvise forsiktighet
2) øve (inn), trene, mosjonere, drille
he must exercise
han må trene
we exercise soldiers
vi driller soldatene (i bruken av våpen)
I have to exercise my horse
jeg må mosjonere hesten min
3) sette i bevegelse, holde sysselsatt, oppta
the problem that is exercising our minds
problemet som opptar våre tanker
4) sette på prøve
you are really exercising my patience
du setter virkelig tålmodigheten min på prøve

English-Norwegian dictionary. 2013.


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