Practise meaning

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Practise is a British variation of the word practice, which is defined as to rehearse or to do something multiple times to try to get better at it.

An example of practise is when you play piano every day for 1/2 hour to improve.

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(UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland) To pursue (a career, especially law, fine art or medicine).

She practised law for forty years before retiring.

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To put into practice; to carry out; to act upon; to commit; to execute; to do.
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To make use of; to employ.
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To teach or accustom by practice; to train.
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(UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland) To repeat as a way of improving one's skill in that activity.

You should practise playing piano every day.

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(UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland) To perform or observe in a habitual fashion.

They gather to practise religion every Saturday.

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(intransitive, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland) To repeat an activity in this way.

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

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Origin of practise

  • From Middle English practizen, a variant of practisen, from Middle French pratiser, practiser, from Medieval Latin practizo, from Late Latin practico (“to do, perform, execute, propose, practise, exercise, be conversant with, contrive, conspire, etc."), from prāctica (“practical affairs", "business"), from Ancient Greek πρακτική (prāktikÄ“), from πρακτικός (praktikós, “practical"), from πράσσειν (prassein, “to do")

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