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Dont le dans la catégorieENGLISH - ALTERNATIVE FORMS
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English - Alternative Forms

* (British) practise (_used only for the verb_)

Dont le dans la catégorieENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY
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English - Etymology

See _practise_.

See practise.

Dont le dans la catégorieENGLISH - NOUN
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English - Noun

PRACTICE (_plural_ PRACTICES) * Repetition of an activity to improve skill. _He will need lots of PRACTICE with the lines before he performs them._ * (uncountable) The ongoing pursuit of a craft or profession, particularly in medicine or the fine arts. * (countable) A place where a professional service is provided, such as a general practice. _She ran a thriving medical PRACTICE._ * The observance of religious duties that a church requires of its members. * A customary action, habit, or behavior; a manner or routine. _It is the usual PRACTICE of employees there to wear neckties only when meeting with customers._ _It is good PRACTICE to check each door and window before leaving._ * Actual operation or experiment, in contrast to theory. _That may work in theory, but will it work in PRACTICE_? * (law) The form, manner, and order of conducting and carrying on suits and prosecutions through their various stages, according to the principles of law and the rules laid down by the courts. _This firm of solicitors is involved in family law PRACTICE._ * Skilful or artful management; dexterity in contrivance or the use of means; stratagem; artifice. * Sir Philip Sidney He sought to have that by PRACTICE which he could not by prayer. (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?) * (mathematics) A easy and concise method of applying the rules of arithmetic to questions which occur in trade and business. USAGE NOTES British, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand English distinguish between _practice_ (a noun) and _practise_ (a verb), analogously with advice/advise. In American English, PRACTICE is commonly used for both forms, and this is also common in Canada. SYNONYMS * (improvement of skill): rehearsal, drill, exercise, training, workout * (customary action): custom, habit, routine, wont, wone * fashion, pattern, trick, way, dry run, trial DERIVED TERMS * general practice * overpractice * practice makes perfect * practice what one preaches * put into practice * sharp practice RELATED TERMS * practic * practicable * practical * practitioner TRANSLATIONS

practice (plural practices)

  1. Repetition of an activity to improve skill.
    He will need lots of practice with the lines before he performs them.
  2. (uncountable) The ongoing pursuit of a craft or profession, particularly in medicine or the fine arts.
  3. (countable) A place where a professional service is provided, such as a general practice.
    She ran a thriving medical practice.
  4. The observance of religious duties that a church requires of its members.
  5. A customary action, habit, or behavior; a manner or routine.
    It is the usual practice of employees there to wear neckties only when meeting with customers.
    It is good practice to check each door and window before leaving.
  6. Actual operation or experiment, in contrast to theory.
    That may work in theory, but will it work in practice?
  7. (law) The form, manner, and order of conducting and carrying on suits and prosecutions through their various stages, according to the principles of law and the rules laid down by the courts.
    This firm of solicitors is involved in family law practice.
  8. Skilful or artful management; dexterity in contrivance or the use of means; stratagem; artifice.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)
  9. (mathematics) A easy and concise method of applying the rules of arithmetic to questions which occur in trade and business.

Usage notes

British, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand English distinguish between practice (a noun) and practise (a verb), analogously with advice/advise. In American English, practice is commonly used for both forms, and this is also common in Canada.

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Dont le dans la catégorieENGLISH - VERB
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English - Verb

PRACTICE (_third-person singular simple present_ PRACTICES, _present participle_ PRACTICING, _simple past and past participle_ PRACTICED) * (transitive, US) To repeat (an activity) as a way of improving one's skill in that activity. _You should PRACTICE playing piano every day._ * (intransitive, US) To repeat an activity in this way. _If you want to speak French well, you need to PRACTICE._ * (transitive, US) To perform or observe in a habitual fashion. _They gather to PRACTICE religion every Saturday._ * (transitive, US) To pursue (a career, especially law, fine art or medicine). _She PRACTICED law for forty years before retiring._ * (intransitive, archaic, US) To conspire. * Alternative spelling of _practise_ USAGE NOTES * In sense "to repeat an activity as a way improving one's skill" this is a catenative verb that takes the _gerund (-ing)_. See Appendix:English catenative verbs DERIVED TERMS * practiced * practicing TRANSLATIONS

practice (third-person singular simple present practices, present participle practicing, simple past and past participle practiced)

  1. (transitive, US) To repeat (an activity) as a way of improving one's skill in that activity.
    You should practice playing piano every day.
  2. (intransitive, US) To repeat an activity in this way.
    If you want to speak French well, you need to practice.
  3. (transitive, US) To perform or observe in a habitual fashion.
    They gather to practice religion every Saturday.
  4. (transitive, US) To pursue (a career, especially law, fine art or medicine).
    She practiced law for forty years before retiring.
  5. (intransitive, archaic, US) To conspire.
  6. Alternative spelling of practise

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Dont le dans la catégorieLATIN - ADJECTIVE
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Latin - Adjective

PRACTICE * vocative masculine singular of _practicus_

practice

  1. vocative masculine singular of practicus


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