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Meaning & Definition of Practice in English

English

Practice

/præktəs/

noun

1. A customary way of operation or behavior

  • "It is their practice to give annual raises"
  • "They changed their dietary pattern"
    synonym:
  • practice
  • ,
  • pattern

2. Systematic training by multiple repetitions

  • "Practice makes perfect"
    synonym:
  • exercise
  • ,
  • practice
  • ,
  • drill
  • ,
  • practice session
  • ,
  • recitation

3. Translating an idea into action

  • "A hard theory to put into practice"
  • "Differences between theory and praxis of communism"
    synonym:
  • practice
  • ,
  • praxis

4. The exercise of a profession

  • "The practice of the law"
  • "I took over his practice when he retired"
    synonym:
  • practice

5. Knowledge of how something is usually done

  • "It is not the local practice to wear shorts to dinner"
    synonym:
  • practice

verb

1. Carry out or practice

  • As of jobs and professions
  • "Practice law"
    synonym:
  • practice
  • ,
  • practise
  • ,
  • exercise
  • ,
  • do

2. Learn by repetition

  • "We drilled french verbs every day"
  • "Pianists practice scales"
    synonym:
  • drill
  • ,
  • exercise
  • ,
  • practice
  • ,
  • practise

3. Engage in a rehearsal (of)

    synonym:
  • rehearse
  • ,
  • practise
  • ,
  • practice

4. Avail oneself to

  • "Apply a principle"
  • "Practice a religion"
  • "Use care when going down the stairs"
  • "Use your common sense"
  • "Practice non-violent resistance"
    synonym:
  • practice
  • ,
  • apply
  • ,
  • use

5. Engage in or perform

  • "Practice safe sex"
  • "Commit a random act of kindness"
    synonym:
  • commit
  • ,
  • practice

Examples of using

Learning calculus requires a lot of practice.
Learning a second language requires a lot of practice.
Learning to drive requires a lot of practice.