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verb practise pronunciation in British English /ˈpræktɪs/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlepractising
past tensepractised
past participlepractised
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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to repeat an activity regularly so that you become better at it

    How many hours a day do you practise?

    practise doing something:

    Practise putting your tent up in the garden several times.

    practise for something:

    I’ve been practising hard for the piano recital.

    practise something on someone:

    Can I practise my French on you?

  2. 2
    [transitive] to do something regularly, especially as a habit, custom, or tradition

    The earliest colonists of the Amazon seem to have practised farming.

  3. 3
    [transitive] to perform the activities and duties of your religion

    The Emperor gave Christians the right to practise their religion openly.

  4. 4
    [intransitive/transitive] to work in a particular profession, especially in the medical or legal profession

    From 1902 he lived in Gravesend, where he practised law.

    She completed her medical training, though she never practised.

    practise as something:

    D’Arcy practised as a solicitor in Australia.

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