Practice meaning

prăktĭs
To do or perform habitually or customarily; make a habit of.

Practices courtesy in social situations.

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To do something repeatedly in order to acquire or polish a skill.

With any musical instrument, you need to practice to get better.

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Practice is defined as to use an idea or actually put it into place. It also refers to the act of continually doing something in order to get better at it.

An example of practice is to make a habit of something.

An example of practice is the act of going to marching band exercises every day when you want the band to improve.

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(obsolete) To plot (something evil).
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To work at, especially as a profession.

Practice law.

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To put knowledge into practice; work at or follow a profession, as medicine, law, etc.
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To give lessons or repeated instructions to; drill.

Practiced the students in handwriting.

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To carry out in action; observe.

Practices a religion piously.

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A habitual or customary action or way of doing something.

Makes a practice of being punctual.

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To do or engage in frequently or usually; make a habit or custom of.

To practice thrift.

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The business of a practicing physician or group of physicians, including facilities and customary patients.
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(archaic) To intrigue or plot.
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The business of a professional person.

An obstetrician with her own practice.

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Exercise of an occupation or profession.

The practice of law.

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(archaic) Intrigue, trickery, a scheme, etc.
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To do repeatedly in order to learn or become proficient; exercise or drill oneself in.

To practice batting.

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To put into practice.
  • To work at (esp. law or medicine) as a profession.
  • To observe, or adhere to (beliefs, ideals, etc.)
    To practice one's religion.
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To do or perform (something) repeatedly in order to acquire or polish a skill.

Practice a dance step.

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To work at a profession.

How long has that lawyer been practicing?

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The act or process of doing something; performance or action.

A theory that is difficult to put into practice.

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A habitual or customary action or act.

That company engages in questionable business practices. Facial tattooing is a standard practice among certain peoples.

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(law) The procedure for trial of cases in a court of law, usually specified by rules.
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To teach or train through practice; exercise.
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To do something repeatedly in order to learn or acquire proficiency; exercise or drill oneself.

To practice on the organ.

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(archaic) To scheme; intrigue.
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The act, result, etc. of practicing.
  • A frequent or usual action; habit; usage.
    To make a practice of being early.
  • A usual method or custom; convention.
    The practice of leaving a tip for a waitress.
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The doing of something as an application of knowledge.

The practice of a theory.

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(law) The various procedures involved in legal work, in and out of courts.
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To engage in the profession of medicine or one of the allied health professions.
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The exercise of the profession of medicine.
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The rules and procedures that cover all aspects of the proceedings of a court of law. A law practice. The practice of law. a habit.
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Repetition of an activity to improve skill.

He will need lots of practice with the lines before he performs them.

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(countable) A place where a professional service is provided, such as a general practice.

She ran a thriving medical practice.

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The observance of religious duties that a church requires of its members.
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It is the usual practice of employees there to wear neckties only when meeting with customers.

It is good practice to check each door and window before leaving.

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Actual operation or experiment, in contrast to theory.

That may work in theory, but will it work in practice?

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(law) The form, manner, and order of conducting and carrying on suits and prosecutions through their various stages, according to the principles of law and the rules laid down by the courts.

This firm of solicitors is involved in family law practice.

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Skilful or artful management; dexterity in contrivance or the use of means; stratagem; artifice.

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(mathematics) A easy and concise method of applying the rules of arithmetic to questions which occur in trade and business.
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(US) To repeat (an activity) as a way of improving one's skill in that activity.

You should practice playing piano every day.

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(intransitive, US) To repeat an activity in this way.

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

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(US) To perform or observe in a habitual fashion.

They gather to practice religion every Saturday.

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(US) To pursue (a career, especially law, fine art or medicine).

She practiced law for forty years before retiring.

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(intransitive, archaic, US) To conspire.
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Alternative spelling of practise.
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Practice means to do something over and over, out of habit, because it has become an accepted custom, or on purpose to try to get better at the task.

An example of practice is when scientists publish in journals because that's what everyone in the industry does.

An example of practice is when you play the piano for 1/2 hour every day to become a better piano player.

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To do or perform something habitually or repeatedly.

Why not practice in the same manner that you preach?

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(uncountable) The ongoing pursuit of a craft or profession, particularly in medicine or the fine arts.
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Origin of practice

  • Middle English practisen from Old French practiser alteration of practiquer from practique practice from Medieval Latin prāctica practicable

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Wiktionary