WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
prac•tise  (praktis), 
v.t., v.i., -tised, -tis•ing.

    British Terms[Brit.]practice.

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
prac•tice /ˈpræktɪs/USA pronunciation n., v., -ticed, -tic•ing.

n. 
  • [uncountable] a way of doing something that is normal or customary:office practice.
  • [countable] a habit; custom:to make a practice of borrowing money.
  • [uncountable] the act of doing something systematically, as an exercise, for the purpose of learning it well:Throwing a good curve ball takes practice.
  • [uncountable] a condition arrived at by experience or exercise:I'm out of practice because I haven't played tennis in years.
  • [uncountable] the action or process of carrying something out:to put a scheme into practice.
  • [countable] the business of a profession, esp. law or medicine:a law practice.

  • v. 
  • [+ object] to perform or do (something) as a habit or usually:to practice a regimen of exercise.
  • to follow or observe as a habit or by custom: [+ object]to practice one's religion.[no object]He's a Catholic but he's no longer practicing.
  • to do as a profession, art, or occupation: [+ object]He practices law.[no object]He's no longer practicing as an attorney.
  • to perform on or do repeatedly in order to gain skill or ability: [+ object]practiced the trumpet every day.[no object]practices on the trombone every day.
  • Also,[Brit.,]practise practise(for defs.11-19). See custom.

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    practise, US practice /ˈpræktɪs/ vb
    1. to do or cause to do repeatedly in order to gain skill
    2. (transitive) to do (something) habitually or frequently: they practise ritual murder
    3. to observe or pursue (something, such as a religion): to practise Christianity
    4. to work at (a profession, job, etc): he practises medicine
    5. followed by on or upon: to take advantage of (someone, someone's credulity, etc)
    Etymology: 15th Century: see practice



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