What does practise mean?

Definitions for practiseˈpræk tɪs

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word practise.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rehearse, practise, practice(verb)

    engage in a rehearsal (of)

  2. practice, practise, exercise, do(verb)

    carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions

    "practice law"

  3. drill, exercise, practice, practise(verb)

    learn by repetition

    "We drilled French verbs every day"; "Pianists practice scales"

Wiktionary

  1. practise(Verb)

    To repeat as a way of improving one's skill in that activity.

    You should practise playing piano every day.

  2. practise(Verb)

    To repeat an activity in this way.

    If you want to speak French well, you need to practise.

  3. practise(Verb)

    To perform or observe in a habitual fashion.

    They gather to practise religion every Saturday.

  4. practise(Verb)

    To pursue (a career, especially law, fine art or medicine).

    She practised law for forty years before retiring.

  5. practise(Verb)

    To conspire.

  6. Origin: From practizen, a variant of practisen, from pratiser, practiser, from practizo, from practico, from practica, from πρακτική, from πρακτικός, from πράσσειν

Webster Dictionary

  1. Practise

    see Practice

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Practise

    prak′tis, v.t. to put into practice or to do habitually: to perform: to exercise, as a profession: to use or exercise: to teach by practice: to commit.—v.i. to have or to form a habit: to exercise any employment or profession: to try artifices.—n. Prac′tisant (Shak.), an agent.—adj. Prac′tised, skilled through practice.—n. Prac′tiser.—adj. Prac′tising, actively engaged in professional employment. [From practice.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'practise' in Verbs Frequency: #575

Anagrams for practise »

  1. crispate, picrates

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of practise in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of practise in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Epictetus:

    Practise yourself, for heaven's sake, in little things and thence proceed to greater.

  2. Saadi Shirazi:

    Two persons die remorseful: he who possessed and enjoyed not, and he who knew but did not practise.

  3. Edwin Weindorfer:

    If Rafa wishes to practise on the courts he has an invitation any time, he can practise any time down there.

  4. C. S. Lewis, The Case for Christianity:

    This year, or this month, or, more likely, this very day, we have failed to practise ourselves the kind of behaviour we expect from other people.

  5. Henrik Stenson:

    I was battling a bit of fatigue and when you're in a bad spell, you're tired, you don't have the energy to practise and get going. Then it becomes a bad cycle.

Images & Illustrations of practise

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