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practice

noun

1 practice

A customary way of operation or behavior:
— It is their practice to give annual raises.

synonym: pattern.

Roget 613: habit, habitude; assuetude, assuefaction, wont; run, way.    common state of things, general state of things, natural state of things, ordinary state of things, ordinary course of things, ordinary run of things; matter of course; ... show more

Roget 85: numeration; numbering etc. v.; pagination; tale, recension, enumeration, summation, reckoning, computation, supputation; calculation, calculus; ... show more

Roget 692: conduct [actions of an individual agent]; behavior; deportment, comportment; carriage, maintien, demeanor, guise, bearing, manner, observance.    dealing, ... show more

Dutch: gebruik, oefenen, oefening, patroon, praktijk, stramien, uitoefening, zich oefenen
Polish: praktyka



2 practice

Systematic training by multiple repetitions:
— Practice makes perfect.

synonyms: drill, exercise, practice session, recitation.

Roget 537: teaching etc. v.; instruction; edification; education; tuition; tutorage, tutelage; direction, guidance; opsimathy.    qualification, ... show more

Dutch: oefening
Polish: ćwiczenie

3 practice

Translating an idea into action:
— A hard theory to put into practice.

synonym: praxis.

4 practice

The exercise of a profession.

Polish: praktyka

5 practice

Knowledge of how something is usually done.

verb

1 practice

Carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions:
— Practice law.

synonyms: do, exercise, practise.

Roget 680: do, perform, execute; achieve etc. (complete) 729; transact, enact; commit, perpetrate, inflict; exercise, prosecute, ... show more

Dutch: beoefenen

2 practice

Learn by repetition:
— Pianists practice scales.

synonyms: drill, exercise, practise.

Roget 537: teach, instruct, educate, edify, school, tutor; cram, prime, coach; enlighten etc. (inform) 527.    inculcate, ... show more

Dutch: instuderen

3 practice

Engage in a rehearsal (of).

synonyms: practise, rehearse.

Dutch: repeteren, herhalen, droogzwemmen

4 practice

Avail oneself to:
— Practice a religion.
— Practice non-violent resistance.

synonyms: apply, use.

Roget 677: use, make use of, employ, put to use; put in action, put in operation, put in practice; set in motion, set to work.    ply, work, wield, handle, manipulate; ... show more

5 practice

Engage in or perform:
— Practice safe sex.

synonym: commit.


Moby thesaurus: Gedankenexperiment, MO, accordance, acquittal, acquittance, act, acting, action, actions, activism, activity, acts, actually, addition, address, adherence, affectation, agency, air, algorithm ... show more.

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