|1.||[ noun ] a customary way of operation or behavior|
"it is their practice to give annual raises" "they changed their dietary pattern"
|Related terms:||activity radioactivity fashion custom ritual slavery careerism one-upmanship symbolism transvestism cooperation unwritten_law cannibalism modernism popery lynch_law mistreatment occult ritualism formalism featherbedding nudism systematism quotation peonage habitude biologism pattern|
|2.||[ verb ] carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions|
|Synonyms:||do exercise carry_out practise|
: "practice law"
|Related terms:||take_up shamanize use work|
|3.||[ verb ] (education) learn by repetition|
|Synonyms:||drill practise exercise|
"We drilled French verbs every day" "Pianists practice scales"
|Related terms:||learn exercise|
|4.||[ noun ] systematic training by multiple repetitions|
|Synonyms:||exercise practice_session recitation drill|
"practice makes perfect"
|Related terms:||training rehearsal scrimmage target_practice shadowboxing drill fire_drill manual_of_arms review rehearsal drill drill|
|5.||[ verb ] engage in a rehearsal (of)|
|Related terms:||perform scrimmage walk_through performing_arts|
|6.||[ noun ] translating an idea into action|
"a hard theory to put into practice" "differences between theory and praxis of communism"
|7.||[ verb ] avail oneself to|
"apply a principle" "practice a religion" "use care when going down the stairs" "use your common sense" "practice non-violent resistance"
|Related terms:||effect follow use use|
|8.||[ noun ] the exercise of a profession|
"the practice of the law" "I took over his practice when he retired"
|Related terms:||use medical_practice optometry consultancy law_practice dental_practice|
|9.||[ noun ] knowledge of how something is customarily done|
: "it is not the local practice to wear shorts to dinner"
|Related terms:||cognition custom convention heritage standard_operating_procedure|