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exercise for the reader

A subject, debate, or other matter that is not decided or dealt with directly by the author or presenter, but rather is left up to the judgment or interpretation of the observer, reader, or addressee. The report merely details the spending practices of the parties concerned; whether or not these payments were dubious in nature is left as an exercise for the reader. The politician's speech made broad references to invigorating the economy with practical, no-nonsense measures—what such measures might be, though, was left as an exercise for the reader.
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exercise (one) in (something)

To help one to practice something. Will you exercise me in these chemistry terms before the tomorrow's test?
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exercise power over (someone or something)

To assert control or authority over someone or something. Even though we're adults now, my sister still tries to exercise power over me like I'm a little kid.
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exercised about (something)

Upset or agitated because of something. We can't tell Mom we broke the vase—she'll get totally exercised about it! Before you get exercised about it, let me tell you exactly what happened.
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the object of the exercise

The main point, focus, or goal of an activity or task. If you're an investor, holding onto stocks that damage your portfolio defeats the object of the exercise. If you're trying to improve your health, not just shed a few quick pounds, the object of the exercise should be to develop a diet that is sustainable in the long term.
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exercise power over

someone or something and exercise control over someone or something; exercise influence over someone or something to have someone or something under one's control or influence. The dictator exercised power over the island for many years. See if you can exercise some control over your appetite. I wish I could exercise some influence over the committee.
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exercise (someone or an animal) in

something to give someone or an animal practice in doing something; to drill someone or an animal at something. Please exercise the dog in obedience routines. I hope you will exercise me in my Spanish irregular verbs.
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exercised about something

Fig. upset about something. Mary: You lost a hundred dollars playing poker!? Bill: Now don't get exercised about it. I can't tell Ma I'm failing English class. She gets exercised about every dumb thing I do.
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*firm hand

Fig. [someone's] strong sense of management; a high degree of discipline and direction. (*Typically: exercise ~; have ~; need ~; take ~; use~.) I had to use a firm hand with Perry when he was a child. He had a problem with discipline.
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the object of the exercise

the main point or purpose of an activity.
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Our main findings indicate that students who were taught exercise physiology using a combination of PBL exercises with web-based discussion, lectures and laboratory exercises performed as well as students taught using a more traditional teaching strategy (i.
Thus, they had to be ignored when valuing the shares obtained via the exercises.
those participants who used exercise as their method of treating major depression, did as well as those who used medication during the four-month treatment period.
The exercise price of $25 equals the fair value of a share on the grant date.
This exercise, which emphasizes the "Warfighting Focus," is used to prep defenses for an attack from an unnamed enemy, though the scenarios involve an opponent whose characteristics mirror those of North Korea.
With or without ApoE [epsilon]4, he acknowledges, the evidence on exercise isn't conclusive.
This issue remained unresolved throughout the exercise because no program or funds to compensate for income lost by still-healthy contacts while in quarantine existed at the local, state, or federal level.
Understanding what happens to the body at different exercise intensities and distances can help you recognize and avoid the limitations of each energy system for the best effects on your training and racing.
Further, these exercises help members evaluate candidates for positions on the team.
Book II contains exercises in which the thumbs play on notes other than middle C.
A staff physical therapist or his/her aide might schedule a regular 30-minute group exercise session for all interested residents around individual skilled rehabilitation sessions.
However, those who exercise NQOs and dare to hold the stock--anticipating future value increases and long term, capital gain tax benefits--do expose themselves to risk.
Department of Health and Human Services in 1996, gives strong supporting evidence of the physical, psychological, and social benefits of exercise at every age.