What does practise mean?

Definitions for practise
ˈpræk tɪsprac·tise

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rehearse, practise, practiceverb

    engage in a rehearsal (of)

  2. practice, practise, exercise, doverb

    carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions

    "practice law"

  3. drill, exercise, practice, practiseverb

    learn by repetition

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

Wiktionary

  1. practiseverb

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

    You should practise playing piano every day.

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

  2. practiseverb

    To repeat an activity in this way.

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

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

  3. practiseverb

    To perform or observe in a habitual fashion.

    They gather to practise religion every Saturday.

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

  4. practiseverb

    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

  5. practiseverb

    To conspire.

    Etymology: 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.]

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  1. Verbs Frequency

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

Anagrams for practise »

  1. crispate, picrates

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  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

Examples of practise in a Sentence

  1. Epictetus:

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

  2. The Hitopadesa:

    A man eminent in learning has not even a little virtue if he fears to practise it. What precious things can be shown to a blind man when he holds a lamp in his hand?

  3. Julius Maada Bio:

    Some of our families practise a culture of silence and indifference towards sexual violence, leaving victims even more traumatized, we as a nation must stand up and address this scourge.

  4. Hideki Matsuyama:

    I'm not even close to those guys, Florida Rory McIlroy and Jordan, i just need to practise more and hopefully soon I'll be able to play at the same level that they do.

  5. Chris Kirk:

    I haven't got to practise a whole lot but something kind of clicked for me on the back nine, i hit a lot of wedges close, and I drove it way better today. I drove it right where I was looking all day, which was nice.

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