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"


  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


  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. Sir Walter Scott, Marmion, Canto vi. Stanza 17.:

    Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practise to deceive!

  2. Epictetus:

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

  3. Saadi Shirazi:

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

  4. Edwin Weindorfer:

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

  5. Anuj Somany:

    A person who could merely preach but not practise in own life can reach only up to the people who are just parasites and leech.

Images & Illustrations of practise

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