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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 doing of some activity many times to become skilled at it.
Leila spends a few hours every day on violin practice.
synonyms:
drill, exercise, repetition, training
similar words:
preparation, rehearsal, workout
definition 2: an activity that is the usual way of doing something; rule; habit.
It is our family's practice to go to church on Sunday mornings.
synonyms:
custom, habit, rule, way
similar words:
convention, method, policy, procedure, routine, usage
definition 3: the act or process of doing a thing.
It seemed like a good idea to shampoo the cat, but in practice it was a failure.
synonyms:
activity, exercise, method, procedure, routine
similar words:
act, action, conduct, habit, performance, pursuit
definition 4: the work of an occupation or profession.
Three of my cousins are in the practice of medicine.
synonyms:
career, profession
similar words:
employment, occupation, pursuit, study, work
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: practiced, practices, practicing
definition 1: to do as a habit.
The spry woman practices yoga.
synonyms:
pursue
similar words:
maintain
definition 2: to do many times in order to become skilled.
I practiced the poem until I could recite it from memory.
synonyms:
drill, rehearse, train
similar words:
prepare, repeat, study
definition 3: to work at an occupation.
She practices criminal law.
synonyms:
pursue
similar words:
profess, study
derivation: practicer (n.)
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