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"practise" in British English

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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 ​becomeskilled 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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practiseverb

UK ( US practice) uk   us   /ˈpræktɪs/
[I or T] LAW to ​work in an ​area such as ​law or ​medicine, etc. that involves ​longperiods of ​training and high ​levels of ​skill: practise as sth She practised as a ​solicitor for 10 ​years before taking a ​careerbreak.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 ​workingclasses is being blamed on the ​opendiscrimination practised by both the state-owned and ​privatesectors.
[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)
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