Definitions for practiseˈpræk tɪs
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rehearse, practise, practice(verb)
engage in a rehearsal (of)
practice, practise, exercise, do(verb)
carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions
drill, exercise, practice, practise(verb)
learn by repetition
"We drilled French verbs every day"; "Pianists practice scales"
To repeat as a way of improving one's skill in that activity.
You should practise playing piano every day.
To repeat an activity in this way.
If you want to speak French well, you need to practise.
To perform or observe in a habitual fashion.
They gather to practise religion every Saturday.
To pursue (a career, especially law, fine art or medicine).
She practised law for forty years before retiring.
Origin: From practizen, a variant of practisen, from pratiser, practiser, from practizo, from practico, from practica, from πρακτική, from πρακτικός, from πράσσειν
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Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Oh what a tangled web we weave,
When first we practise to deceive!
Practise yourself, for heaven's sake, in little things and thence proceed to greater.
Two persons die remorseful: he who possessed and enjoyed not, and he who knew but did not practise.
Do not consider any vice as trivial, and therefore practise it; do not consider any virtue as unimportant, and therefore neglect it.
Skill in advising others is easily attained by men; but to practise righteousness themselves is what only a few can succeed in doing.
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