practise


practise
BrE , practice AmE verb
1 (I, T) to do an activity regularly in order to improve your skill or to prepare for a test: practise (doing) sth: John's practising the violin. | Today we're going to practise parking. | practise for sth: She's practising for her driving test. | practise sth on sb: Everybody wants to practise their English on me. | practise hard (=practise a lot): If you practise hard you might be the next Carl Lewis.
2 (T) to use a particular method or custom: Polyandry is still practised in some parts of the world.
3 (I, T) to work as a doctor or lawyer
(+ as): Gemma is now practising as a dentist. | practise sth: He went on to practise law.
4 (T) if you practise a religion, system of ideas etc, you live your life according to its rules
5 practise what you preach to do the things that you advise other people to do: The Green candidate should practise what she preaches and sell her car.

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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