practise


practise
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.

practise as

• Students must reach the highest standards to allow them to practise as actuaries.

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practise UK US UK (US practice) /ˈpræktɪs/ verb
[I or T] LAW to work in an area such as law or medicine, etc. that involves long periods of training and high levels of skill: practise as sth »

She practised as a solicitor for 10 years before taking a career break.

practise law/medicine »

He had been banned from practising law.

[T] to do something regularly, often according to a custom or set of rules, or as a habit: »

The technique is rarely practised in the West.

practised by »

Unemployment among the country's working classes is being blamed on the open discrimination practised by both the state-owned and private sectors.

[I or T] to repeat something often so that you improve your skill: »

I need to practise my presentation before the meeting.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • practise on — ˈpractise on [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they practise on he/she/it practises on present participle practising on past tense practised on …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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