Definition of practice


  • a customary way of operation or behavior; "it is their practice to give annual raises", "they changed their dietary pattern". Synonyms: pattern.
  • systematic training by multiple repetitions; "practice makes perfect". Synonyms: drill, exercise, practice session, recitation.
  • translating an idea into action; "a hard theory to put into practice", "differences between theory and praxis of communism". Synonyms: praxis.
  • the exercise of a profession; "the practice of the law", "I took over his practice when he retired".
  • knowledge of how something is usually done; "it is not the local practice to wear shorts to dinner".


  • carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions; "practice law". Synonyms: do, exercise, practise.
  • learn by repetition; "We drilled French verbs every day", "Pianists practice scales". Synonyms: drill, exercise, practise.
  • engage in a rehearsal (of). Synonyms: practise, rehearse.
  • avail oneself to; "apply a principle", "practice a religion", "use care when going down the stairs", "use your common sense", "practice non-violent resistance". Synonyms: apply, use.
  • engage in or perform; "practice safe sex", "commit a random act of kindness". Synonyms: commit.

Related words

biologism, brushup, calisthenics, callisthenics, cannibalism, careerism, consultancy, convention, cooperation, cosmetology, custom, fashion, featherbedding, follow, formalism, formula, habitude, heritage, lobbyism, manual, mistreatment, modernism, naturism, nonconformism, normal, nudism, occult, optometry, ornamentalism, papism, pattern, peonage, pluralism, popery, quotation, rehearsal, review, ritual, ritualism, rule, scrimmage, shadowboxing, shamanise, shamanize, slaveholding, slavery, symbolisation, symbolism, symbolization, systematism, tradition, transvestism, transvestitism, usage, usance, witching.

Words nearby practice

practiced, practise.

Rhymes with practice

cactus, malpractice.

Start with practice

practicers, practiced, practices, practicer.

End with practice


More information about practice

practice unscrambled

Scrabble and Words With Friends points

  • practice is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 14 points
  • practice is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 14 points
  • practice is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 17 points
Word Search
Classic Word Puzzles
by AppGeneration Software
Classic Word Puzzles
by AppGeneration Software

Word of the Day


noun: a man's sleeveless garment worn underneath a coat.

Unscramble waistcoats
SCRABBLE® is a registered trademark. All intellectual property rights in and to the game are owned in the U.S.A and Canada by Hasbro Inc., and throughout the rest of the world by J.W. Spear & Sons Limited of Maidenhead, Berkshire, England, a subsidiary of Mattel Inc. Mattel and Spear are not affiliated with Hasbro. Words with Friends is a trademark of Zynga. This site is for entertainment purposes only and is not sponsored by or affiliated with Hasbro, Mattel Inc. or Zynga in any way.