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- (US) practice
From Middle English practizen, a variant of practisen, from Middle French pra(c)tiser, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] prāctizāre, an alternative spelling of prācticāre, derived from prāctica (meaning practical work), from the Ancient Greek noun πρακτικη (prāktikē), from the adjective πρακτικός (praktikós, meaning practical).
Third person singular
- (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To repeat (an activity) as a way of improving one's skill in that activity.
- You should practise playing piano every day.
- (intransitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To repeat an activity in this way.
- If you want to speak French well, you need to practise.
- (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To perform or observe in a habitual fashion.
- They gather to practise religion every Saturday.
- (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To pursue (a career, especially law, fine art or medicine).
- She practised law for forty years before retiring.
- (intransitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To conspire.
- Alternative spelling of practice (verb).
- In sense "to repeat an activity as a way improving one's skill" this is a catenative verb that takes the gerund (-ing). See Appendix:English catenative verbs
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