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practice

prac·tice

practice

 
pronunciation:
praek tihs
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the repeating of some activity many times in order to become good at it.
Claude spends two hours a day at football practice."Practice makes perfect" is an old saying.
synonyms:
exercise
similar words:
preparation
definition 2: the work of an occupation or profession.
Three of my cousins are in the practice of accounting.
synonyms:
career, profession
similar words:
employment, occupation, study, work
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: practiced, practices, practicing
definition 1: To repeat something in order to do it better.
She practices piano every day.
similar words:
prepare, repeat, study
definition 2: to work at a particular job.
This doctor practices internal medicine.
similar words:
study
derivation: practicer (n.)
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