practise


practise
prac|tise
W3S3 BrE practice AmE [ˈpræktıs] v
1.) [I and T]
to do an activity, often regularly, in order to improve your skill or to prepare for a test
They moved the furniture back to practise their dance routine.
It gives students the opportunity to practice their speaking skills.
practise doing sth
Today we're going to practise parking.
practise for
She's practicing for her piano recital.
practise sth on sb
Everybody wants to practise their English on me.
2.) [T]
to use a particular method or custom
a technique not widely practised in Europe
3.) [I and T]
to work as a doctor or lawyer
medical graduates who intend to practise in the UK
practise as
Gemma is now practising as a dentist.
4.) [T]
if you practise a religion, system of ideas etc, you live your life according to its rules
They are free to practice their religion openly.
5.) practise what you preach
to do the things that you advise other people to do
She didn't always practise what she preached.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • practise — prac‧tise [ˈprækts] , practice verb [intransitive, transitive] to work in a particular profession, especially medicine or law: • He practised law for 15 years. • Firms are adopting the system of practicing in larger partnerships and teams.… …   Financial and business terms

  • practise on — ˈpractise on [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they practise on he/she/it practises on present participle practising on past tense practised on …   Useful english dictionary

  • Practise — Prac tise, v. t. & i. See {Practice}. [1913 Webster] Note: The analogy of the English language requires that the noun and verb which are pronounced alike should agree in spelling. Thus we have notice (n. & v.), noticed, noticing, noticer;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • practise — see PRACTICE (Cf. practice) …   Etymology dictionary

  • practise — (US practice) ► VERB 1) perform (an activity) or exercise (a skill) repeatedly in order to improve or maintain proficiency in it. 2) carry out or perform (an activity or custom) habitually or regularly. 3) be engaged in (a particular profession) …   English terms dictionary

  • practise — [prak′tis] vt., vi. practised, practising chiefly Brit. sp. of PRACTICE …   English World dictionary

  • practise — BrE , practice AmE verb 1 (I, T) to do an activity regularly in order to improve your skill or to prepare for a test: practise (doing) sth: John s practising the violin. | Today we re going to practise parking. | practise for sth: She s… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • practise */*/ — UK [ˈpræktɪs] / US verb Word forms practise : present tense I/you/we/they practise he/she/it practises present participle practising past tense practised past participle practised 1) [intransitive/transitive] to repeat an activity regularly so… …   English dictionary

  • practise — [[t]præ̱ktɪs[/t]] practises, practising, practised (in AM, use practice) 1) VERB If you practise something, you keep doing it regularly in order to be able to do it better. → See also practised [V n] Lauren practises the piano every day …   English dictionary

  • practise — v. (US practice) 1 tr. perform habitually; carry out in action (practise the same method; practise what you preach). 2 tr. & (foll. by in, on) intr. do repeatedly as an exercise to improve a skill; exercise oneself in or on (an activity requiring …   Useful english dictionary