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practice

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Noun, Verb (usu participle)
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prac=tice
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38 in 37 verses (in OT : 17 in 17 verses) (in NT : 21 in 20 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

practicen. [OE. praktike, practique, F. pratique, formerly also, practique, LL. practica, fr. Gr. , fr. practical. See Practical, and cf. Pratique, Pretty.].
  •  Frequently repeated or customary action; habitual performance; a succession of acts of a similar kind; usage; habit; custom; as, the practice of rising early; the practice of making regular entries of accounts; the practice of daily exercise.  [1913 Webster]
    "A heart . . . exercised with covetous practices."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Customary or constant use; state of being used.  [1913 Webster]
    "Obsolete words may be revived when they are more sounding or more significant than those in practice."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Skill or dexterity acquired by use; expertness.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Actual performance; application of knowledge; -- opposed to theory.  [1913 Webster]
    "There are two functions of the soul, -- contemplation and practice."  [1913 Webster]
    "There is a distinction, but no opposition, between theory and practice; each, to a certain extent, supposes the other; theory is dependent on practice; practice must have preceded theory."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Systematic exercise for instruction or discipline; as, the troops are called out for practice; she neglected practice in music.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Application of science to the wants of men; the exercise of any profession; professional business; as, the practice of medicine or law; a large or lucrative practice.  [1913 Webster]
    "Practice is exercise of an art, or the application of a science in life, which application is itself an art."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Skillful or artful management; dexterity in contrivance or the use of means; art; stratagem; artifice; plot; -- usually in a bad sense.  Bacon.  [1913 Webster]
    "He sought to have that by practice which he could not by prayer."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A easy and concise method of applying the rules of arithmetic to questions which occur in trade and business.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The form, manner, and order of conducting and carrying on suits and prosecutions through their various stages, according to the principles of law and the rules laid down by the courts.  Bouvier.  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- Custom; usage; habit; manner.
practicev. t. [Often written practise, practised, practising.].
  •  To do or perform frequently, customarily, or habitually; to make a practice of; as, to practice gaming.  Ps. cxli. 4.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To exercise, or follow, as a profession, trade, art, etc., as, to practice law or medicine.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To exercise one's self in, for instruction or improvement, or to acquire discipline or dexterity; as, to practice gunnery; to practice music.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To put into practice; to carry out; to act upon; to commit; to execute; to do.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
    "As this advice ye practice or neglect."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To make use of; to employ.  [1913 Webster]
    "In malice to this good knight's wife, I practiced Ubaldo and Ricardo to corrupt her."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To teach or accustom by practice; to train.  [1913 Webster]
    "In church they are taught to love God; after church they are practiced to love their neighbor."  [1913 Webster]
practicev. i. [Often written practise.].
  •  To perform certain acts frequently or customarily, either for instruction, profit, or amusement; as, to practice with the broadsword or with the rifle; to practice on the piano.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To learn by practice; to form a habit.  [1913 Webster]
    "They shall practice how to live secure."  [1913 Webster]
    "Practice first over yourself to reign."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To try artifices or stratagems.  [1913 Webster]
    "He will practice against thee by poison."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To apply theoretical science or knowledge, esp. by way of experiment; to exercise or pursue an employment or profession, esp. that of medicine or of law.  [1913 Webster]
    "[I am] little inclined to practice on others, and as little that others should practice on me."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

practice, n. & v.
--n.
1 habitual action or performance (the practice of teaching; makes a practice of saving).
2 a habit or custom (has been my regular practice).
3 a repeated exercise in an activity requiring the development of skill (to sing well needs much practice). b a session of this (time for target practice).
4 action or execution as opposed to theory.
5 the professional work or business of a doctor, lawyer, etc. (has a practice in town).
6 an established method of legal procedure.
7 procedure generally, esp. of a specified kind (bad practice).
--v.tr. & intr. US var. of PRACTISE.

Idiom
in practice
1 when actually applied; in reality.
2 skilful because of recent exercise in a particular pursuit. out of practice lacking a former skill from lack of recent practice. put into practice actually apply (an idea, method, etc.).
Etymology
ME f. PRACTISE, after advice, device

THESAURUS

practice

Gedankenexperiment, MO, accordance, acquittal, acquittance, act, acting, action, actions, activism, activity, acts, actually, addition, address, adherence, affectation, agency, air, algorithm, application, apprentice, apprenticeship, approach, approximation, art, assay, athletics, attack, audition, automatism, background, bad habit, basic training, battologize, be about, be doing, be engaged in, be occupied with, be responsible for, bearing, behave, behavior, behavior pattern, behavioral norm, behavioral science, bench test, blaseness, bon ton, bone, boning, brainwork, break, break in, breaking, breather, breed, breeding, bring to test, bring up, business, cabal, calisthenics, calling, care, career, career building, careerism, carriage, carry into execution, carry on, carry out, carry through, carrying out, ceremonial, ceremony, characteristic, compliance, comportment, con, condition, conditioning, conduct, confirm, conformance, conformity, conning, conspiracy, constitutional, consuetude, contemplate, contemplation, convenance, convention, course, covin, craft, cram, cramming, creature of habit, cultivate, cultivation, culture pattern, custom, cut and try, daily dozen, deal with, demeanor, deportment, develop, development, differentiation, dig, direct, direction, discharge, discipline, division, do, do with, doing, doings, drill, drilling, drive, driving, dry run, duty, elucubrate, employ, employment, engage in, engrossment, equation, essay, established way, etiquette, evolution, examine, execute, execution, exercise, exercising, exert, experience, experiment, extensive study, extrapolation, fashion, fetch up, fetching-up, fill, fit, flight test, folkway, follow, force of habit, form, form of worship, formality, formula, formulary, foster, fostering, fulfill, fulfillment, function, functioning, game, gestures, give a try, give a tryout, give an encore, go in for, go over, go through, goings-on, grind, grinding, groom, grooming, guise, gymnastic exercises, gymnastics, habit, habit pattern, habitude, handicraft, handle, handling, have a go, headwork, hearing, heed, heeding, holy rite, house-train, housebreak, housebreaking, improve, improvement, in practice, in-service training, inexperienced, inspection, institution, integration, interpolation, intrigue, inversion, involution, isometrics, iterate, keeping, lick into shape, lifework, line, line of action, line of business, line of work, lines, liturgy, lucubrate, lucubration, machination, maintien, make, make go, make use of, manage, management, maneuver, manipulate, manipulation, manner, manner of working, manners, manual training, means, mental labor, method, methodology, methods, metier, mien, military training, mission, mode, mode of operation, mode of procedure, mode of worship, modus operandi, modus vivendi, mores, motions, move, movements, moves, multiplication, mystery, notation, number, nurse, nurture, nurturing, observable behavior, observance, observation, occupation, office, on-the-job training, operancy, operate, operation, operations, order, order of worship, ordinance, pad, past experience, pattern, peculiarity, perform, perform on, performance, performing, perusal, peruse, physical education, physical jerks, pilot, pilot plan, play, play around with, plunge into, ply, poise, pore over, port, pose, posture, practical knowledge, practical test, practically, practice upon, praxis, preparation, prepare, prescribed form, prescription, presence, procedure, proceed, proceeding, process, profession, proper thing, proportion, prosecute, prove, pursue, pursuit, put in tune, put to school, put to trial, racket, raise, raising, read, reading, ready, readying, reaffirm, realistically, rear, rearing, reassert, recapitulate, recite, recount, reduction, regard studiously, rehash, rehearsal, rehearse, reissue, reiterate, repeat, repetition, reprint, research, respect, responsibility, restate, restudy, restudying, resume, retail, retell, review, reword, rite, ritual, ritual observance, rituality, road test, road-test, routine, rule, run, run a sample, run over, run through, running, rusty, sacrament, sacramental, sagacity, sample, satisfaction, say over, say over again, scheme, seasoning, second nature, see to, send to school, serve, service, setting-up exercises, shake down, shakedown, shakedown cruise, sloyd, social convention, social science, solemnity, sophistication, specialization, specialize in, specialty, standard behavior, standard usage, standing custom, steer, steering, stereotype, stereotyped behavior, stretch, study, studying, style, subject, substantiate, subtraction, sum up, summarize, swing, swot, swotting, system, tackle, tactics, take care of, take in hand, take on, take to, take up, taste, tautologize, technic, technique, tempering, test, test flight, test run, the drill, the how, the way of, time-honored practice, tone, trade, tradition, train, training, transformation, trial run, trick, try, try it on, try out, tryout, unaccustomed, undertake, upbringing, usage, use, usefulness, utility, utilize, validate, verify, vet, vocation, vocational education, vocational training, wade through, wage, walk, walk of life, warm-up, way, way of life, ways, what is done, wide reading, wield, wise, wont, wonting, work, work at, working, workings, workout, worldly wisdom, yoga

ROGET THESAURUS

practice

Habit

N habit, habitude, assuetude, assuefaction, wont, run, way, common state of things, general state of things, natural state of things, ordinary state of things, ordinary course of things, ordinary run of things, matter of course, beaten path, beaten track, beaten ground, prescription, custom, use, usage, immemorial usage, practice, prevalence, observance, conventionalism, conventionality, mode, fashion, vogue, etiquette, order of the day, cry, conformity, consuetude, dustoor, one's old way, old school, veteris vestigia flammae, laudator temporis acti, rule, standing order, precedent, routine, red-tape, red-tapism, pipe clay, rut, groove, cacoethes, bad habit, confirmed habit, inveterate habit, intrinsic habit, addiction, trick, training, seasoning, second nature, acclimatization, knack, habitual, accustomary, prescriptive, accustomed, of daily occurrence, of everyday occurrence, consuetudinary, wonted, usual, general, ordinary, common, frequent, everyday, household, garden variety, jog, trot, well-trodden, well-known, familiar, vernacular, trite, commonplace, conventional, regular, set, stock, established, stereotyped, prevailing, prevalent, current, received, acknowledged, recognized, accredited, of course, admitted, understood, conformable, according to use, according to custom, according to routine, in vogue, in fashion, in, with it, fashionable, wont, used to, given to, addicted to, attuned to, habituated, in the habit of, habitue, at home in, seasoned, imbued with, devoted to, wedded to, hackneyed, fixed, rooted, deep-rooted, ingrafted, permanent, inveterate, besetting, naturalized, ingrained, habitually, always, as usual, as is one's wont, as things go, as the world goes, as the sparks fly upwards, more suo, more solito, ex more, as a rule, for the most part, usually, generally, typically, most often, most frequently, cela s'entend, abeunt studia in mores, adeo in teneris consuescere multum est, consuetudo quasi altera natura, hoc erat in more majorum, How use doth breed a habit in a man!, magna est vis consuetudinis, morent fecerat usus.

Use

VB use, make use of, employ, put to use, put in action, put in operation, put in practice, set in motion, set to work, ply, work, wield, handle, manipulate, play, play off, exert, exercise, practice, avail oneself of, profit by, resort to, have recourse to, recur to, take betake oneself to, take up with, take advantage of, lay one's hands on, try, render useful, mold, turn to account, turn to use, convert to use, utilize, work up, call into play, bring into play, put into requisition, call forth, draw forth, press into service, enlist into the service, bring to bear upon, devote, dedicate, consecrate, apply, adhibit, dispose of, make a handle of, make a cat's-paw of, fall back upon, make a shift with, make the most of, make the best of, use up, swallow up, consume, absorb, expend, tax, task, wear, put to task.

Action

VB do, perform, execute, achieve, transact, enact, commit, perpetrate, inflict, exercise, prosecute, carry on, work, practice, play, employ oneself, ply one's task, officiate, have in hand, labor, be at work, pursue a course, shape one's course, act, operate, take action, take steps, strike a blow, lift a finger, stretch forth one's hand, take in hand, put oneself in motion, put in practice, carry into execution, act upon, be an actor, take a part in, act a part in, play a part in, perform a part in, participate in, have a hand in, have a finger in the pie, have to do with, be a party to, be a participator in, bear a hand, lend a hand, pull an oar, run in a race, mix oneself up with, be in action, come into operation.

Conduct

N conduct, behavior, deportment, comportment, carriage, maintien, demeanor, guise, bearing, manner, observance, dealing, transaction, business, tactics, game, game plan, policy, polity, generalship, statesmanship, seamanship, strategy, strategics, plan, management, husbandry, housekeeping, housewifery, stewardship, menage, regime, economy, economics, political economy, government, execution, manipulation, treatment, campaign, career, life, course, walk, race, record, course of conduct, line of conduct, line of action, line of proceeding, role, process, ways, practice, procedure, modus operandi, MO, method of operating, method, path, conducting, strategical, businesslike, practical, executive.

Numeration

N numeration, numbering, pagination, tale, recension, enumeration, summation, reckoning, computation, supputation, calculation, calculus, algorithm, algorism, rhabdology, dactylonomy, measurement, statistics, arithmetic, analysis, algebra, geometry, analytical geometry, fluxions, differential calculus, integral calculus, infinitesimal calculus, calculus of differences, dead reckoning, muster, poll, census, capitation, roll call, recapitulation, account, notation, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, rule of three, practice, equations, extraction of roots, reduction, involution, evolution, estimation, approximation, interpolation, differentiation, integration, abacus, logometer, slide rule, slipstick, tallies, Napier's bones, calculating machine, difference engine, suan- pan, adding machine, cash register, electronic calculator, calculator, computer, arithmetician, calculator, abacist, algebraist, mathematician, statistician, geometer, programmer, accountant, auditor, numeral, numerical, arithmetical, analytic, algebraic, statistical, numerable, computable, calculable, commensurable, commensurate, incommensurable, incommensurate, innumerable, unfathomable, infinite, quantitatively, arithmetically, measurably, in numbers.

Teaching

N teaching, instruction, edification, education, tuition, tutorage, tutelage, direction, guidance, opsimathy, qualification, preparation, training, schooling, discipline, excitation, drill, practice, book exercise, persuasion, proselytism, propagandism, propaganda, indoctrination, inculcation, inoculation, advise, explanation, lesson, lecture, sermon, apologue, parable, discourse, prolection, preachment, chalk talk, Chautauqua, exercise, task, curriculum, course, course of study, grammar, three R's, initiation, A, B, C, elementary education, primary education, secondary education, technical education, college education, collegiate education, military education, university education, liberal education, classical education, religious education, denominational education, moral education, secular education, propaedeutics, moral tuition, gymnastics, calisthenics, physical drill, physical education, sloyd, phonics, rote, rote memorization, brute memory, cooperative learning, Montessori method, ungraded classes, test, examination, exam, final exam, mid-term exam grade, score, marks, A, B, C, D, E, F, gentleman's C, pass, fail, incomplete, homework, take-home lesson, exercise for the student, theme, project, teaching, taught, educational, scholastic, academic, doctrinal, disciplinal, instructive, instructional, didactic, propaedeutic, propaedeutical, the schoolmaster abroad, a bovi majori disscit arare minor, adeo in teneris consuecere multum est, docendo discimus, quaenocent docent, qui docet discit, sermons in stones and good in everything.

VB teach, instruct, educate, edify, school, tutor, cram, prime, coach, enlighten, inculcate, indoctrinate, inoculate, infuse, instill, infix, ingraft, infiltrate, imbue, impregnate, implant, graft, sow the seeds of, disseminate, given an idea of, put up to, put in the way of, set right, sharpen the wits, enlarge the mind, give new ideas, open the eyes, bring forward, teach the young idea how to shoot, improve, expound, lecture, read a lesson, give a lesson, give a lecture, give a sermon, give a discourse, incept, hold forth, preach, sermonize, moralize, point a moral, train, discipline, bring up, bring up to, form, ground, prepare, qualify, drill, exercise, practice, habituate, familiarize with, nurture, drynurse, breed, rear, take in hand, break, break in, tame, preinstruct, initiate, inure, put to nurse, send to school, direct, guide, direct attention to, impress upon the mind, impress upon the memory, beat into, beat into the head, convince, book, workbook, exercise book, preach to the wise, teach one's grandmother to suck eggs, teach granny to suck eggs, preach to the converted.


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