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    practice - Dictionary definition and meaning for word practice

    Definition
    (noun) a customary way of operation or behavior
    Synonyms : pattern
    Example Sentence
    • it is their practice to give annual raises
    • they changed their dietary pattern
    Definition
    (noun) systematic training by multiple repetitions
    Example Sentence
    • practice makes perfect
    Definition
    (noun) translating an idea into action
    Synonyms : praxis
    Example Sentence
    • a hard theory to put into practice
    • differences between theory and praxis of communism
    Definition
    (noun) the exercise of a profession
    Example Sentence
    • the practice of the law
    • I took over his practice when he retired
    Definition
    (noun) knowledge of how something is usually done
    Example Sentence
    • it is not the local practice to wear shorts to dinner
    Definition
    (verb) carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions
    Synonyms : do , exercise , practise
    Example Sentence
    • practice law
    Definition
    (verb) learn by repetition
    Synonyms : drill , exercise , practise
    Example Sentence
    • We drilled French verbs every day
    • Pianists practice scales
    Definition
    (verb) engage in a rehearsal (of)
    Synonyms : practise , rehearse
    Definition
    (verb) avail oneself to
    Synonyms : apply , use
    Example Sentence
    • apply a principle
    • practice a religion
    • use care when going down the stairs
    • use your common sense
    • practice non-violent resistance
    Definition
    (verb) engage in or perform
    Synonyms : commit
    Example Sentence
    • practice safe sex
    • commit a random act of kindness
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