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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

Synonym Discussion of practice

habit, practice, usage, custom, wont mean a way of acting fixed through repetition. habit implies a doing unconsciously and often compulsively.
    • had a habit of tapping his fingers
practice suggests an act or method followed with regularity and usually through choice.
    • our practice is to honor all major credit cards
usage suggests a customary action so generally followed that it has become a social norm.
    • western-style dress is now common usage in international business
custom applies to a practice or usage so steadily associated with an individual or group as to have almost the force of unwritten law.
    • the custom of wearing black at funerals
wont usually applies to a habitual manner, method, or practice of an individual or group.
    • as was her wont, she slept until noon

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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