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practice

noun
variants: also

practise

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 of practice dry run, rehearsal (also practise), trialWords Related to practice 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 of practice custom, fashion, habitude, pattern, habit (also practise), ritual, second nature, trick, way, wontWords Related to practice 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 of practice drill, exercise (also practise), routine, training, workoutWords Related to practice assignment, homework, lesson; brushup, refresher, review


practice

verb
variants: also

practise

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 of practice exercise, rehearse, run over Words Related to practice groove, perfect, refine; point (for), prepare (for), train (with); drill, repeat; work (at or on); review, study



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