What is the meaning of practice?

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  • A customary way of operation or behavior.
    • usage: "it is their practice to give annual raises"; "they changed their dietary pattern"
  • Systematic training by multiple repetitions.
    • usage: "practice makes perfect"
  • Translating an idea into action.
    • usage: "a hard theory to put into practice"; "differences between theory and praxis of communism"
  • The exercise of a profession.
    • usage: "the practice of the law"; "I took over his practice when he retired"
  • Knowledge of how something is usually done.
    • usage: "it is not the local practice to wear shorts to dinner"


  • Carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions.
    • usage: "practice law"
  • Learn by repetition.
    • usage: "We drilled French verbs every day"; "Pianists practice scales"
  • Engage in a rehearsal (of.
  • Avail oneself to.
    • usage: "apply a principle"; "practice a religion"; "use care when going down the stairs"; "use your common sense"; "practice non-violent resistance"
  • Engage in or perform.
    • usage: "practice safe sex"; "commit a random act of kindness"
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