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practice

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of practice

  1. 1 a private performance or session in preparation for a public appearance <we held one last practice before the big concert> Synonyms dry run, rehearsal (also practise), trialRelated Words dress rehearsal; preview; run-through, walk-through; drill, exercise

  2. 2 a usual manner of behaving or doing <the store's practice has always been to honor all major credit cards> Synonyms custom, fashion, habitude, pattern, habit (also practise), ritual, second nature, trick, way, wontRelated Words addiction; disposition; bent, inclination, proclivity, set, tendency, tenor, turn; bag, convention, form, mode, style; usage, use; deportment, manners, mores; drill, groove, jog trot, regime (also régime), regimen, rote, routine, rut; affectation, airs, pose; attribute, characteristic, mark, trait; eccentricity, kink, oddity, peculiarity, quirk, singularity, tic

  3. 3 something done over and over in order to develop skill <practice makes perfect> Synonyms drill, exercise (also practise), routine, training, workoutRelated Words assignment, homework, lesson; brushup, refresher, review



Variants of practice

also practise

practice

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of practice

  1. to do over and over so as to become skilled <in order to play the guitar well, you need to practice fingering every single day> Synonyms exercise, rehearse, run over Related Words groove, perfect, refine; point (for), prepare (for), train (with); drill, repeat; work (at or on); review, study



Variants of practice

also practise


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