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  Definition of practice
  1. a customary way of operation or behavior; "it is their practice to give annual raises"; "they changed their dietary pattern"
  2. translating an idea into action; "a hard theory to put into practice"; "differences between theory and praxis of communism"
  3. the exercise of a profession; "the practice of the law"; "I took over his practice when he retired"
  4. systematic training by multiple repetitions; "practice makes perfect"
  5. knowledge of how something is usually done; "it is not the local practice to wear shorts to dinner"
  6. learn by repetition; "We drilled French verbs every day"; "Pianists practice scales"
  7. engage in a rehearsal (of)
  8. avail oneself to; "apply a principle"; "practice a religion"; "use care when going down the stairs"; "use your common sense"; "practice non-violent resistance"
  9. carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions; "practice law"
Similar Words: pattern, praxis, exercise, drill, practice session, recitation, practise, rehearse, apply, use, do

 

Hyponyms: biologism, cooperation, featherbedding, formalism, one-upmanship, symbolism, symbolization, symbolisation, modernism, occult, occult arts, cannibalism, careerism, custom, usage, usance, habitude, fashion, slavery, slaveholding, peonage, unwritten law, lynch law, mistreatment, popery, quotation, ritual, ritualism, nudism, naturism, systematism, transvestism, transvestitism, cross dressing, consultancy, dental practice, law practice, medical practice, optometry, fire drill, manual of arms, manual, military drill, rehearsal, dry run, review, brushup, scrimmage, shadowboxing, target practice, tradition, convention, normal, pattern, rule, formula, heritage, walk through, follow, shamanize, shamanise

 

Grouped Verbs: use, utilize, utilise, apply, employ

 

Entailments: work, do work

 

Derivational Morphology: pattern, apply, use, practise, exercise, do, drill, rehearse, practice session, recitation, rehearsal, dry run, custom, usage, usance, application, practical application, utilization, utilisation, employment

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 练习   Dutch: praktijk  
Finnish: harjoitus   French: pratique  
German: Übung   Greek: εξάσκηση  
Hungarian: gyakorlat   Italian: pratica  
Japanese: 練習   Korean: 연습  
Portuguese: prática   Romanian: practică  
Russian: практика   Spanish: práctica  
Swedish: praktik  
 
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