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PRACTISE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does practise mean? 

PRACTISE (verb)
  The verb PRACTISE has 3 senses:

1. engage in a rehearsal (of)
2. carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions
3. learn by repetition

  Familiarity information: PRACTISE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PRACTISE (verb)


Sense 1practise [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Engage in a rehearsal (of)

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

rehearse; practise; practice

Hypernyms (to "practise" is one way to...):

do; execute; perform (carry out or perform an action)

Domain category:

performing arts (arts or skills that require public performance)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "practise"):

walk through (perform in a perfunctory way, as for a first rehearsal)

scrimmage (practice playing (a sport))

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

They will practise the duet


Sense 2practise [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

exercise; practise; practice; do

Context example:

practice law

"Practise" entails doing...:

do work; work (be employed)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "practise"):

shamanise; shamanize (practice shamanism)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3practise [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Learn by repetition

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

practice; drill; practise; exercise

Context examples:

We drilled French verbs every day / Pianists practice scales

Hypernyms (to "practise" is one way to...):

learn; read; study; take (be a student of a certain subject)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something


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