Definitions for practiseˈpræk tɪs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

prac•tiseˈpræk tɪs(v.t.; v.i.)-tised, -tis•ing.

  1. Brit.

    Category: British

    Ref: practice .

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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. practise(verb)ˈprӕktis

    to improve a skill by doing it repeatedly

    You'll get better at it if you practice.; She's practicing her jump shot.

  2. practiseˈprӕktis

    to work as a doctor, lawyer, or dentist

    Is Dr. Lawrence still practicing?; She hopes to practice medicine some day.

  3. practiseˈprӕktis

    to regularly behave in a particular way

    encouraging people to practice safe sex; to practice a religion

  4. practiseˈprӕktis

    to do what you tell others to do

    If you don't practice what you preach, why should your children listen to you?


  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

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

Translations for practise

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to do exercises to improve one's performance in a particular skill etc

She practises the piano every day; You must practise more if you want to enter the competition.

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