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[prak-tis] /ˈpræk tɪs/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), practised, practising. British
Related forms
mispractise, noun, verb, mispractised, mispractising.
prepractise, verb, prepractised, prepractising. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for practise
  • There is a selection effect in finding people who practise meditation.
  • We conduct practise twice a week to develop and learn off one another.
  • The educational phase was for the population to learn how to practise democracy, in other words, to grow a middle class.
  • On them to look and practise by myself.
  • Other arthropods lay eggs through their elbows, urinate through their heads and regularly practise virgin birth.
  • The arguments offered against this practise in this article are completely spurious.
  • Bad writing consists in making the attempt, and failing through lack of practise.
  • She believed she had the right for free speech which is guaranteed in the Chinese constitution, but not in practise.
  • And you might as well learn the difference between "licence" and "license" and between "practice" and "practise" as well.
  • Clinics give law students a chance to practise their craft.
British Dictionary definitions for practise


to do or cause to do repeatedly in order to gain skill
(transitive) to do (something) habitually or frequently: they practise ritual murder
to observe or pursue (something, such as a religion): to practise Christianity
to work at (a profession, job, etc): he practises medicine
foll by on or upon. to take advantage of (someone, someone's credulity, etc)
Word Origin
C15: see practice
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Word Origin and History for practise

chiefly British English spelling of practice.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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