Practise
Practise Prac"tise, v. t. & i. See {Practice}. [1913 Webster]

Note: The analogy of the English language requires that the noun and verb which are pronounced alike should agree in spelling. Thus we have notice (n. & v.), noticed, noticing, noticer; poultice (n. & v.); apprentice (n. & v.); office (n. & v.), officer (n.); lattice (n.), latticed (a.); benefice (n.), beneficed (a.), etc. Cf. sacrifice (?; n. & v.), surmise (?; n. & v.), promise (?; n. & v.); compromise (?; n. & v.), etc. Contrast advice (?; n.), and advise (?); device (?), and devise (?), etc. [1913 Webster]


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  • practise — prac‧tise [ˈprækts] , practice verb [intransitive, transitive] to work in a particular profession, especially medicine or law: • He practised law for 15 years. • Firms are adopting the system of practicing in larger partnerships and teams.… …   Financial and business terms

  • practise — see PRACTICE (Cf. practice) …   Etymology dictionary

  • practise — (US practice) ► VERB 1) perform (an activity) or exercise (a skill) repeatedly in order to improve or maintain proficiency in it. 2) carry out or perform (an activity or custom) habitually or regularly. 3) be engaged in (a particular profession) …   English terms dictionary

  • practise — [prak′tis] vt., vi. practised, practising chiefly Brit. sp. of PRACTICE …   English World dictionary

  • practise — BrE , practice AmE verb 1 (I, T) to do an activity regularly in order to improve your skill or to prepare for a test: practise (doing) sth: John s practising the violin. | Today we re going to practise parking. | practise for sth: She s… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • practise */*/ — UK [ˈpræktɪs] / US verb Word forms practise : present tense I/you/we/they practise he/she/it practises present participle practising past tense practised past participle practised 1) [intransitive/transitive] to repeat an activity regularly so… …   English dictionary

  • practise — prac|tise W3S3 BrE practice AmE [ˈpræktıs] v 1.) [I and T] to do an activity, often regularly, in order to improve your skill or to prepare for a test ▪ They moved the furniture back to practise their dance routine. ▪ It gives students the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • practise — [[t]præ̱ktɪs[/t]] practises, practising, practised (in AM, use practice) 1) VERB If you practise something, you keep doing it regularly in order to be able to do it better. → See also practised [V n] Lauren practises the piano every day …   English dictionary

  • practise — v. (US practice) 1 tr. perform habitually; carry out in action (practise the same method; practise what you preach). 2 tr. & (foll. by in, on) intr. do repeatedly as an exercise to improve a skill; exercise oneself in or on (an activity requiring …   Useful english dictionary

  • practise*/*/ — [ˈpræktɪs] verb 1) [I/T] to repeat an activity regularly so that you become better at it How many hours a day do you practise?[/ex] Practise putting your tent up in the garden several times.[/ex] 2) [T] to do something regularly or in a… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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