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practice

prac·tice

practice

 
pronunciation:
praek tihs
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an activity that is habitual or customary.
It was never my practice to get up early in the mornings.Giving store credit but no refunds is their usual business practice.You shouldn't make a practice of borrowing money.
synonyms:
custom, habit, praxis, rule, way, wont
similar words:
convention, method, observance, order, policy, procedure, routine, usage
definition 2: repeated performance in order to become skillful.
With a little more practice, you'll be able to play it perfectly.
synonyms:
drill, exercise, repetition, training
similar words:
preparation, rehearsal, run-through, workout
definition 3: the act or process of carrying out a thing.
Changing the school lunch program hadn't seemed too difficult in theory, but in practice, many problems arose.
synonyms:
activity, exercise, method, procedure, routine
similar words:
act, action, conduct, habit, performance, pursuit
definition 4: the pursuit of an occupation or profession.
She decided early on to enter the practice of medicine.Tired of the practice of law, he decided to change careers.
synonyms:
career, profession
similar words:
employment, occupation, praxis, pursuit, study, work
definition 5: the business of a professional who serves clients or patients, or the office where the business is conducted.
She's a lawyer with a successful practice.Their doctor has a busy practice on Fifth Avenue.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: practiced, practices, practicing
definition 1: to do or observe habitually or customarily.
All of her family members practice yoga.
synonyms:
exercise, observe, pursue
similar words:
maintain
definition 2: to repeatedly do or perform (something) to become skillful.
The band practiced the song until they could play it well.If you practice your serve, your tennis game will improve.You should practice parking the car a few more times before you take the driver's test.Another actor helped him practice saying his lines for the play.
synonyms:
drill, exercise, pursue, rehearse, train
similar words:
prepare, repeat, study
definition 3: to pursue (an occupation or activity).
She practices law and her sister practices medicine.
synonyms:
pursue
similar words:
ply, profess, study
definition 4: to drill or give repeated lessons to.
His music teacher practiced him in piano as well as in violin.
synonyms:
drill, exercise, train
similar words:
discipline, prepare, work
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to follow a profession.
He has a law degree but he never practiced.
similar words:
perform, pursue
definition 2: to work systematically at acquiring a skill.
If you don't practice, you'll never succeed at this.
synonyms:
drill, train
similar words:
exercise, prepare, rehearse, repeat, study
derivation: practicer (n.)
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