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ejercito
-I practice
Presentyoconjugation ofejercitar.
ejército
-army
See the entry forejército.
Preteriteél/ella/ustedconjugation ofejercitar.

ejercitar

ejercitar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to work in)
a. to practice
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Marta estudió enfermería, pero no ha llegado a ejercitar su profesión.Marta studied nursing, but she has not practiced her profession yet.
b. to practise (United Kingdom)
Manuel lleva ejercitando como médico dos décadas.Manuel has been practising as a doctor for two decades.
2. (to apply a right)
a. to exercise
Los ciudadanos ejercitaron su derecho a manifestarse ayer.Yesterday the citizens exercised their right to demonstrate.
3. (to teach through repetition)
a. to exercise
En la residencia los ancianos tienen actividades para ejercitar las habilidades cognitivas.In the home for the elderly they have activities for exercising one's cognitive skills.
b. to drill
Ejercito a mis alumnos en el uso del compás en la clase de plástica.I drill my students in the use the compass in my art class.
c. to train
Los vaqueros ejercitaron a los caballos antes del rodeo.The cowboys trained the horses before the rodeo.
4. (to train a part of the body)
a. to exercise
Esta rutina es muy bueno para ejercitar los cuádriceps.This routine is a great way to exercise your quadriceps.
b. to train
El acróbata está ejercitando sus brazos.The acrobat is training his arms.
ejercitarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
5. (to work out)
a. to exercise
Tendrás que ejercitarte y comer sano si quieres adelgazar.You will have to exercise and eat healthy if you want to lose weight.
b. to train
El fisioterapeuta me aconsejó ejercitarme para ganar masa muscular.The physiotherapist advised me to train in order to build muscle mass.
c. to drill
En la escuela militar los soldados se ejercitan varias horas al día.In the military school soldiers train for several hours a day.
6. (to work)
a. to practice
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Ejercitarme como médico es un sueño hecho realidad para mí.Practicing as a doctor is a dream come true for me.
b. to practise (United Kingdom)
Mi hermano quiere ejercitarse como abogado desde hace años.My brother has been wanting to practise as a lawyer for many years.
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ejercitar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (derecho)
a. to exercise
2. (idioma)
a. to practice
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (general)
a. to train
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ejercitar
transitive verb
[+músculo, memoria] to exercise; [+profesión] to practise; practice; (EEUU) [+ejército] to drill; train; [+alumno] to train; coach
ejercitar al alumno en la lectura
pronominal verb
ejercitarse [+músculos, memoria] to exercise; [+profesión] to practise; practice; (EEUU) (Mil) to drill; train;
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