Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun practice

5 senses of practice

Sense 1
practice, pattern -- (a customary way of operation or behavior; "it is their practice to give annual raises"; "they changed their dietary pattern")
       => activity -- (any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity")

Sense 2
exercise, practice, drill, practice session, recitation -- (systematic training by multiple repetitions; "practice makes perfect")
       => training, preparation, grooming -- (activity leading to skilled behavior)

Sense 3
practice, praxis -- (translating an idea into action; "a hard theory to put into practice"; "differences between theory and praxis of communism")
       => implementation, effectuation -- (the act of implementing (providing a practical means for accomplishing something); carrying into effect)

Sense 4
practice -- (the exercise of a profession; "the practice of the law"; "I took over his practice when he retired")
       => use, usage, utilization, utilisation, employment, exercise -- (the act of using; "he warned against the use of narcotic drugs"; "skilled in the utilization of computers")

Sense 5
practice -- (knowledge of how something is usually done; "it is not the local practice to wear shorts to dinner")
       => cognition, knowledge, noesis -- (the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb practice

5 senses of practice

Sense 1
practice, practise, exercise, do -- (carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions; "practice law")

Sense 2
drill, exercise, practice, practise -- (learn by repetition; "We drilled French verbs every day"; "Pianists practice scales")
       => learn, study, read, take -- (be a student of a certain subject; "She is reading for the bar exam")

Sense 3
rehearse, practise, practice -- (engage in a rehearsal (of))
       => perform, execute, do -- (carry out or perform an action; "John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters"; "the skater executed a triple pirouette"; "she did a little dance")

Sense 4
practice, apply, use -- (avail oneself to; "apply a principle"; "practice a religion"; "use care when going down the stairs"; "use your common sense"; "practice non-violent resistance")

Sense 5
commit, practice -- (engage in or perform; "practice safe sex"; "commit a random act of kindness")
       => prosecute, engage, pursue -- (carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in; "She pursued many activities"; "They engaged in a discussion")

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