practise Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of “practise” - English Dictionary

"practise" in British English

See all translations

practiseverb

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.

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

(Definition of practise from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"practise" in Business English

See all translations

practiseverb

UK ( US practice) uk   us   /ˈpræktɪs/
[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)
What is the pronunciation of practise?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“practise” in Business English

A bunch of stuff about plurals
A bunch of stuff about plurals
by ,
May 24, 2016
by Colin McIntosh One of the many ways in which English differs from other languages is its use of uncountable nouns to talk about collections of objects: as well as never being used in the plural, they’re never used with a or an. Examples are furniture (plural in German and many other languages), cutlery (plural in Italian), and

Read More 

Word of the Day

parasol

a type of sunshade (= round frame covered in cloth on a stick) carried especially by women in the past, to give protection from the sun

Word of the Day

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Read More