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English noun: practice

1. practice (act) a customary way of operation or behavior


SamplesIt is their practice to give annual raises.
They changed their dietary pattern.


Synonymspattern


Broader (hypernym)activity


Narrower (hyponym)biologism, calisthenics, callisthenics, cannibalism, careerism, cooperation, cross dressing, custom, fashion, featherbedding, formalism, habitude, lobbyism, lynch law, mistreatment, modernism, naturism, nonconformism, nudism, occult, occult arts, one-upmanship, ornamentalism, papism, peonage, pluralism, popery, quotation, ritual, ritualism, slaveholding, slavery, symbolisation, symbolism, symbolization, systematism, transvestism, transvestitism, unwritten law, usage, usance

2. practice (act) systematic training by multiple repetitions


SamplesPractice makes perfect.


Synonymsdrill, exercise, practice session, recitation


Broader (hypernym)grooming, preparation, training


Narrower (hyponym)brushup, dry run, fire drill, manual, manual of arms, military drill, rehearsal, rehearsal, review, scrimmage, shadowboxing, target practice

3. practice (act) translating an idea into action


SamplesA hard theory to put into practice.
Differences between theory and praxis of communism.


Synonymspraxis


Broader (hypernym)effectuation, implementation

4. practice (act) the exercise of a profession


SamplesThe practice of the law.
I took over his practice when he retired.


Broader (hypernym)employment, exercise, usage, use, utilisation, utilization


Narrower (hyponym)consultancy, cosmetology, dental practice, law practice, medical practice, optometry, private practice, witching

5. practice (cognition) knowledge of how something is usually done


SamplesIt is not the local practice to wear shorts to dinner.


Broader (hypernym)cognition, knowledge, noesis


Narrower (hyponym)convention, custom, formula, heritage, normal, pattern, rule, tradition


English verb: practice

1. practice (social) carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions


SamplesPractice law.


Synonymsdo, exercise, practise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)shamanise, shamanize


Entaildo work, work

2. practice (cognition) learn by repetition


SamplesWe drilled French verbs every day.
Pianists practice scales.


Synonymsdrill, exercise, practise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)learn, read, study, take

3. practice (creation) engage in a rehearsal (of)


ExamplesThey will practice the duet


Synonymspractise, rehearse


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)do, execute, perform


Narrower (hyponym)scrimmage, walk through


Domain categoryperforming arts

4. practice (social) avail oneself to


SamplesApply a principle.
Practice a religion.
Use care when going down the stairs.
Use your common sense.
Practice non-violent resistance.


Synonymsapply, use


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)follow


Verb groupapply, employ, use, utilise, utilize

5. practice (social) engage in or perform


SamplesPractice safe sex.
Commit a random act of kindness.


Synonymscommit


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)engage, prosecute, pursue









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