Definitions for practice

Definitions for (noun) practice

Main entry: practice, pattern

Definition: a customary way of operation or behavior

Usage: it is their practice to give annual raises; they changed their dietary pattern

Main entry: practice, praxis

Definition: translating an idea into action

Usage: a hard theory to put into practice; differences between theory and praxis of communism

Main entry: practice

Definition: the exercise of a profession

Usage: the practice of the law; I took over his practice when he retired

Main entry: drill, practice, practice session, recitation, exercise

Definition: systematic training by multiple repetitions

Usage: practice makes perfect

Main entry: practice

Definition: knowledge of how something is usually done

Usage: it is not the local practice to wear shorts to dinner

Definitions for (verb) practice

Main entry: drill, exercise, practice, practise

Definition: learn by repetition

Usage: We drilled French verbs every day; Pianists practice scales

Main entry: rehearse, practice, practise

Definition: engage in a rehearsal (of)

Main entry: commit, practice

Definition: engage in or perform

Usage: practice safe sex; commit a random act of kindness

Main entry: practice, use, apply

Definition: avail oneself to

Usage: apply a principle; practice a religion; use care when going down the stairs; use your common sense; practice non-violent resistance

Main entry: do, practice, practise, exercise

Definition: carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions

Usage: practice law

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