1 a customary way of operation or behavior; "it is their practice to give annual raises"; "they changed their dietary pattern" [syn: pattern]
2 systematic training by multiple repetitions; "practice makes perfect" [syn: exercise, drill, practice session, recitation]
3 translating an idea into action; "a hard theory to put into practice"; "differences between theory and praxis of communism" [syn: 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"
1 learn by repetition; "We drilled French verbs every day"; "Pianists practice scales" [syn: drill, exercise, practise]
2 avail oneself to; "apply a principle"; "practice a religion"; "use care when going down the stairs"; "use your common sense"; "practice non-violent resistance" [syn: apply, use]
- (Commonwealth) practise (used only for the verb)
- Repetition of an
activity to improve skill.
- He will need lots of practice with those lines before he performs them.
- The ongoing pursuit of a craft or profession, particularly in
medicine or the fine arts.
- She ran a thriving medical practice.
- The observance of religious duties which a Church requires of its members.
- A customary
action, habit, or behavior; a manner or routine.
- It is the usual practice of employees there to wear neckties
only when meeting with customers.
- It is good practice to check each door and window before leaving.
- It is the usual practice of employees there to wear neckties only when meeting with customers.
Usage notesBritish and Australian English distinguish between practice (a noun) and practise (a verb), analogously with advice/advise. In American English, practice is commonly used for both forms. Canadian English works with both systems.
repetition of an activity to improve skill
- Chinese: 练习 (liànxí)
- Dutch: praktijk, ,
- Finnish: harjoitus, harjoittelu
- French: pratique
- German: Übung , Üben
- Greek: εξάσκηση (exáskisi)
- Hungarian: gyakorlat
- Italian: pratica
- Japanese: 練習 (れんしゅう, renshū)
- Korean: 연습 (yeonseup)
- Portuguese: prática
- Romanian: practică , aplicare
- Russian: практика
- Spanish: práctica
- Swedish: praktik
an ongoing pursuit of a craft or profession
customary action, habit, or behavior
- transitive US To repeat (an
activity) as a way of improving one's skill in that activity.
- You should practice playing piano every day.
- intransitive US To repeat an activity
in this way.
- If you want to speak French well, you need to practice.
- transitive US To perform or
observe in a habitual fashion.
- They gather to practice religion every Saturday.
- transitive US To pursue (a career, especially law, fine art or
- She practiced law for forty years before retiring.
- To conspire.
- alternative spelling of practise
(US) To repeat an activity as a way of improving one's skill
- Finnish: harjoitella
- German: üben
- Greek: Sport: προπονούμαι (proponoúmai); Music:μελετáω (meletáo)
- Portuguese: praticar
To perform or execute a craft or skill
Practice or Practise may refer to:
- Practice (learning method), a method of learning by repetition
- Standards & Practices, a conventional, traditional, or otherwise standardised method
- Practice of law
- Law firm, a legal practice
- Medical practice, a company which engages in the practice of medicine
- The Practice, a TV programme about a legal practice
- Target practice, any exercise in which projectiles are fired at a specified target
- Phantom practice, phenomenon in which a person's abilities continue to improve, even without practicing
- Practice-based professional learning
- Best practice
practice in German: Praxis
practice in Russian: Практика
practice in Simple English: Practice
practice in Slovak: Prax
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