exercise verb

ADV. effectively | properly | lawfully, rightfully the purposes for which power can be rightfully exercised

VERB + EXERCISE be able to | be free to Managers are free to exercise their discretion in these cases. | be necessary to, need to It is necessary to exercise caution when making recommendations. | continue to The all-powerful steering committee continued to exercise control. | fail to You need to prove that the company's representative failed to exercise due care.