Meaning of “practise” in the English Dictionary

"practise" in English

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UK US practice uk /ˈpræk.tɪs/ us /ˈpræk.tɪs/

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.

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(Definition of “practise” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"practise" in Business English

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UK US practice uk /ˈpræktɪs/ us

[ I or T ] LAW to work in an area such as law or medicine, etc. that involves long periods of training and high levels of skill:

practise as sth She practised as a solicitor for 10 years before taking a career break.
practise law/medicine He had been banned from practising law.

[ T ] to do something regularly, often according to a custom or set of rules, or as a habit:

The technique is rarely practised in the West.
practised by Unemployment among the country's working classes is being blamed on the open discrimination practised by both the state-owned and private sectors.

[ I or T ] to repeat something often so that you improve your skill:

I need to practise my presentation before the meeting.

(Definition of “practise” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)