from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- v. Chiefly British Variant of practice.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To repeat as a way of improving one's skill in that activity.
- v. To repeat an activity in this way.
- v. To perform or observe in a habitual fashion.
- v. To pursue (a career, especially law, fine art or medicine).
- v. To conspire.
- v. Alternative spelling of practice (verb).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- v. See practice.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To put into action or practice; execute; perform; enact.
- To do or perform frequently or habitually; make a practice of; observe or follow usually: as, to practise the Christian virtues; to practise deception.
- To make use of; frequent.
- To exercise or pursue as a profession, art, or occupation: as, to practise law.
- To exercise one's self in, with the object of acquiring skill or experience; study or learn by repeated performance: as, to practise a piece of music.
- To cause to practise; teach by practice or exercise; train; drill.
- To scheme; plot; contrive craftily or treacherously.
- To influence; entice; tamper with; bribe.
- To make; construct; build.
- To perform certain acts repeatedly or usually; exercise, train, or drill one's self: as, to practise upon the piano; to practise with the rifle.
- To form a habit of action; act or do habitually; hence, to behave; conduct one's self.
- To exercise a profession; follow a vocation.
- To experiment.
- To negotiate secretly; have a secret understanding.
- To use schemes or stratagems; conspire; plot.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions
- v. learn by repetition
- v. engage in a rehearsal (of)
From Middle English practizen, a variant of practisen, from Middle French pratiser, practiser, from Medieval Latin practizo, from Late Latin practico ("to do, perform, execute, propose, practise, exercise, be conversant with, contrive, conspire, etc."), from prāctica ("practical affairs", "business"), from Ancient Greek πρακτική (prāktikē), from πρακτικός (praktikós, "practical"), from πράσσειν (prassein, "to do") (Wiktionary)