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practise

verb uk UK (US practice)   /ˈpræk.tɪs/ us  

practise verb (TRAINING)

A1 [I or T] to do or play something regularly or repeatedly in order to become skilled at it: I'm quite good at tennis but I need to practise my serve. She practises the violin every day. [+ -ing verb] His written French is very good but he needs to practise speaking it.

practise verb (WORK)

C1 [I or T] to work in an important skilled job for which a lot of training is necessary: How long have you been practising as a dentist? She practised medicine for 20 years.

practise verb (REGULAR ACTIVITY)

[T] to do something regularly, often according to a custom, religion, or set of rules, or as a habit: The new government has promised all citizens the right to practise their religion. Practising safe sex is an important way of avoiding HIV infection. The company denies that it has practised discrimination against any of its employees.
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