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Noun: practice  prak-tis
  1. A customary way of operation or behaviour
    "it is their practice to give annual raises";
    - pattern
     
  2. Systematic training by multiple repetitions
    "practice makes perfect";
    - exercise, drill, practice session, recitation
     
  3. Translating an idea into action
    "a hard theory to put into practice";
    - praxis
     
  4. The exercise of a profession
    "the practice of the law"; "I took over his practice when he retired"
     
  5. Knowledge of how something is usually done
    "it is not the local practice to wear shorts to dinner"
Verb: practice  prak-tis
Usage: N. Amer (elsewhere: practise)
  1. Carry out, engage in (as of jobs and professions)
    "practice law";
    - practise [Brit, Cdn], exercise, do
     
  2. Learn by repetition
    "Pianists practice scales";
    - drill, exercise, practise [Brit, Cdn]
     
  3. (performing arts) engage in a rehearsal (of)
    "practice until you get it right";
    - rehearse, practise [Brit, Cdn]
     
  4. Make use of; obey or follow
    "practice a religion";
    - apply, use, practise [Brit, Cdn]
     
  5. Engage in or perform
    "practice safe sex";
    - commit, practise [Brit, Cdn]

Sounds like: pox, actice, pr

Derived forms: practiced, practicing, practices

Type of: activity, cognition, do, effectuation, employment, engage, execute, exercise, grooming, implementation, knowledge, learn, noesis, perform, preparation, prosecute, pursue, read, study, take, training, usage, use, utilisation [Brit], utilization

Encyclopedia: Practice, The