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definition of the word practise

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From Middle English practizen, a variant of practisen, from Middle French pratiser, practiser, from Mediaeval Latin practizo, from Late Latin practico (to do, perform, execute, propose, practise, exercise, be conversant with, contrive, conspire, etc.), from prāctica (practical affairs", "business), from Ancient Greek πρακτικη (prāktikē), from πρακτικός (praktikós), practical), from πράσσειν (prassein), to do)

Infinitive
to practise

Third person singular
practises

Simple past
practised

Past participle
practised

Present participle
practising

to practise (third-person singular simple present practises, present participle practising, simple past and past participle practised)

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


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