1. [ noun ] a customary way of operation or behavior
Synonyms: pattern

"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)
Synonyms: rehearse practise
Related terms: perform scrimmage walk_through performing_arts
6. [ noun ] translating an idea into action
Synonyms: praxis

"a hard theory to put into practice" "differences between theory and praxis of communism"

Related terms: implementation
7. [ verb ] avail oneself to
Synonyms: use apply

"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
Similar spelling:   practiced