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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
practice (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) - carry out apply practice what you preach
b) to do or perform often, customarily, or habitually - practice politeness
c) to be professionally engaged in - practice medicine
2.
a) to perform or work at repeatedly so as to become proficient - practice the act
b) to train by repeated exercises - practice pupils in penmanship
3.
intransitive verb
obsolete - plot
1.
to do repeated exercises for proficiency
2.
to pursue a profession actively
3.
archaic - intrigue
4.
to do something customarily
5.
to take advantage of someone - he practised on their credulity with huge success Times Literary Supplement
practice (noun)
1.
a) actual performance or application - ready to carry out in practice what they advocated in principle
b) a repeated or customary action - had this irritating practice
c) the usual way of doing something - local practices
d) the form, manner, and order of conducting legal suits and prosecutions
2.
a) systematic exercise for proficiency - practice makes perfect
b) the condition of being proficient through systematic exercise - get in practice
3.
a) the continuous exercise of a profession
b) a professional business , especially one constituting an incorporeal property habit
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
practice (noun)
1.
a private performance or session in preparation for a public appearance
SYNONIMS:
dry run, practice ( practise), trial
RELATED WORDS:
dress rehearsal; preview; run-through, walk-through; drill, exercise
practice (noun)
2.
a usual manner of behaving or doing
SYNONIMS:
custom, fashion, habitude, pattern, practice ( practise), ritual, second nature, trick, way, wont
RELATED WORDS:
addiction; disposition; bent, inclination, proclivity, set, tendency, tenor, turn; bag, convention, form, mode, style; usage, use; deportment, manners, mores; drill, groove, jog trot, regime ( régime), regimen, rote, routine, rut; affectation, airs, pose; attribute, characteristic, mark, trait; eccentricity, kink, oddity, peculiarity, quirk, singularity, tic
practice (noun)
3.
something done over and over in order to develop skill
SYNONIMS:
drill, practice ( practise), routine, training, workout
RELATED WORDS:
assignment, homework, lesson; brushup, refresher, review
practice (verb)
to do over and over so as to become skilled
SYNONIMS:
exercise, rehearse, run over
RELATED WORDS:
groove, perfect, refine; point (for), prepare (for), train (with); drill, repeat; work (at on); review, study
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