practice

Definition of practice

noun:

  • 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".

verb:

  • 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

malpractice.

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
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