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Definition 1: a customary way of operation or behavior - [noun denoting act]

Samples where practice or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it is their practice to give annual raises
  • they changed their dietary pattern

Synonyms for practice in the sense of this definition

(practice is a kind of ...) any specific behavior

"they avoided all recreational activity"

(... is a kind of practice ) the practice of owning slaves

(... is a kind of practice ) the practice of making a debtor work for his creditor until the debt is discharged

(... is a kind of practice ) law based on customary behavior

(... is a kind of practice ) the practice of punishing people by hanging without due process of law

(... is a kind of practice ) the practice of treating (someone or something) badly

"he should be punished for his mistreatment of his mother"

(... is a kind of practice ) the practice of nonconformity

(... is a kind of practice ) the practice of calisthenic exercises

"calisthenics is recommended for general good health"

(... is a kind of practice ) offensive terms for the practices and rituals of the Roman Catholic Church

(... is a kind of practice ) the practice of quoting from books or plays etc.

"since he lacks originality he must rely on quotation"

(... is a kind of practice ) the prescribed procedure for conducting religious ceremonies

(... is a kind of practice ) exaggerated emphasis on the importance of rites or ritualistic forms in worship

(... is a kind of practice ) going without clothes as a social practice

(... is a kind of practice ) the habitual practice of systematization and classification

(... is a kind of practice ) the practice of lobbying; the activities of a lobbyist

(... is a kind of practice ) characteristic or habitual practice

(... is a kind of practice ) habitual mode of behavior

(... is a kind of practice ) use of biological principles in explaining human especially social behavior

(... is a kind of practice ) the practice of cooperating

"economic cooperation" "they agreed on a policy of cooperation"

(... is a kind of practice ) the practice (usually by a labor union) of requiring an employer to hire more workers than are required

(... is a kind of practice ) the practice of scrupulous adherence to prescribed or external forms

(... is a kind of practice ) the practice of keeping one jump ahead of a friend or competitor

(... is a kind of practice ) the practice of one person holding more than one benefice at a time

(... is a kind of practice ) the practice of investing things with symbolic meaning

(... is a kind of practice ) practices typical of contemporary life or thought

(... is a kind of practice ) supernatural practices and techniques

"he is a student of the occult"

(... is a kind of practice ) the practice of ornamental display

(... is a kind of practice ) the practice of eating the flesh of your own kind

(... is a kind of practice ) the practice of advancing your career at the expense of your personal integrity

(... is a kind of practice ) accepted or habitual practice

(... is a kind of practice ) the practice of adopting the clothes or the manner or the sexual role of the opposite sex

Definition 2: systematic training by multiple repetitions - [noun denoting act]

Samples where practice or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • practice makes perfect

Synonyms for practice in the sense of this definition

(practice is a kind of ...) activity leading to skilled behavior

(... is a kind of practice ) sparring with an imaginary opponent (for exercise or training)

(... is a kind of practice ) (American football) practice play between a football team's squads

(... is a kind of practice ) practice intended to polish performance or refresh the memory

(... is a kind of practice ) a practice session in preparation for a public performance (as of a play or speech or concert)

"he missed too many rehearsals" "a rehearsal will be held the day before the wedding"

(... is a kind of practice ) (psychology) a form of practice; repetition of information (silently or aloud) in order to keep it in short-term memory

(... is a kind of practice ) training in marching and the use of weapons

(... is a kind of practice ) (military) a prescribed drill in handling a rifle

(... is a kind of practice ) an exercise intended to train people in duties and escape procedures to be followed in case of fire

(... is a kind of practice ) practice in shooting at targets

Definition 3: the exercise of a profession - [noun denoting act]

Samples where practice or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the practice of the law
  • I took over his practice when he retired

(practice is a kind of ...) the act of using

"he warned against the use of narcotic drugs" "skilled in the utilization of computers"

(... is a kind of practice ) the practice of giving expert advice within a particular field

"a business management consultancy"

(... is a kind of practice ) the practice of beautifying the face and hair and skin

(... is a kind of practice ) the practice of dentistry

(... is a kind of practice ) the practice of law

(... is a kind of practice ) the practice of medicine

(... is a kind of practice ) the practice of an optometrist

(... is a kind of practice ) the practice of a profession independently and not as an employee

"he teaches at the medical school but his fortune came from private practice" "lawyers in private practice are in business and must make a profit to survive"

(... is a kind of practice ) the use or practice of witchcraft

Definition 4: translating an idea into action - [noun denoting act]

Samples where practice or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a hard theory to put into practice
  • differences between theory and praxis of communism

Synonyms for practice in the sense of this definition

(practice is a kind of ...) the act of implementing (providing a practical means for accomplishing something); carrying into effect

Definition 5: knowledge of how something is usually done - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where practice or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it is not the local practice to wear shorts to dinner

(practice is a kind of ...) the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning

(... is a kind of practice ) a specific practice of long standing

(... is a kind of practice ) something regarded as a normative example

"the convention of not naming the main character" "violence is the rule not the exception" "his formula for impressing visitors"

(... is a kind of practice ) practices that are handed down from the past by tradition

"a heritage of freedom"

Definition 6: learn by repetition - [verb of cognition]

Samples where practice or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We drilled French verbs every day
  • Pianists practice scales

Synonyms for practice in the sense of this definition

(practice is a kind of ...) be a student of a certain subject

"She is reading for the bar exam"

Definition 7: engage in a rehearsal (of) - [verb of creation]

Synonyms for practice in the sense of this definition

(practice is a kind of ...) carry out or perform an action

"John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters" "the skater executed a triple pirouette" "she did a little dance"

(... is a kind of practice ) perform in a perfunctory way, as for a first rehearsal

(... is a kind of practice ) practice playing (a sport)

(practice belongs to category ...) arts or skills that require public performance

Samples where practice or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • practice law

Synonyms for practice in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of practice ) practice shamanism

(practice implies ...) be employed

"Is your husband working again?" "My wife never worked" "Do you want to work after the age of 60?" "She never did any work because she inherited a lot of money" "She works as a waitress to put herself through college"

Samples where practice or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • apply a principle
  • practice a religion
  • use care when going down the stairs
  • use your common sense
  • practice non-violent resistance

Synonyms for practice in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of practice ) adhere to or practice

"These people still follow the laws of their ancient religion"

(practice has a similar meaning as ...) put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose

"use your head!" "we only use Spanish at home" "I can't use this tool" "Apply a magnetic field here" "This thinking was applied to many projects" "How do you utilize this tool?" "I apply this rule to get good results" "use the plastic bags to store the food" "He doesn't know how to use a computer"

Samples where practice or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • practice safe sex
  • commit a random act of kindness

Synonyms for practice in the sense of this definition

(practice is a kind of ...) carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in

"She pursued many activities" "They engaged in a discussion"

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