What does practise mean?
Definitions for practise
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word practise.
rehearse, practise, practiceverb
engage in a rehearsal (of)
practice, practise, exercise, doverb
carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions
drill, exercise, practice, practiseverb
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.
Etymology: From practizen, a variant of practisen, from pratiser, practiser, from practizo, from practico, from practica, from πρακτική, from πρακτικός, from πράσσειν
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: πϱαϰτιϰὸς; pratiquer, Fr.
Incline not my heart to practise wicked works with men that work iniquity. Psalm cxli. 4.
Will truth return unto them that practise in her. Ecclus.
They shall practise how to live secure. John Milton.
Oft have we wonder’d
How such a ruling sp’rit you cou’d restrain,
And practise first over yourself to reign. Edmund Waller.
I’ve practis’d with him,
And found a means to let the victor know,
That Syphax and Sempronius are his friends. Addison.
Others by guilty artifice and arts,
Of promis’d kindness practise on our hearts;
With expectation blow the passion up,
She fans the fire without one gale of hope. George Granville.
If you there
Did practise on my state, your being in Egypt
Might be my question. William Shakespeare, Ant. and Cleop.
If thou do’st him any slight disgrace, he will practise against thee by poison. William Shakespeare, As You Like it.
I never thought I should try a new experiment, being little inclined to practise upon others, and as little that others should practise upon me. William Temple, Miscel.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'practise' in Verbs Frequency: #575
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The numerical value of practise in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of practise in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of practise in a Sentence
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.
Of course, like I see Justin Gatlin all the time, we practise the relay and we talk from time to time. But we never really talk about the race or anything like that even though we are both one of the favorites to win, one of like many, i just try to focus on one person. We are at a world championships. So it is a world class field, anybody can take it. So I am just excited about competing against everybody, not just Justin Gatlin.
He is devastated - football is his work and now he cannot practise it, he's not being fired. It is rather a termination of a contract according to its terms.
I see him (Spieth) all the time, I will be checking the (British Open) scores, when we are at home, I see him in the gym almost five days a week. I practise with him sometimes and play with him quite often.
Practise yourself, for heaven's sake, in little things and thence proceed to greater.
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