verb (used with object), prac·ticed, prac·tic·ing.
verb (used without object), prac·ticed, prac·tic·ing.
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PRACTICE VS. PRACTISE
What’s the difference between practice and practise?
In British English (and many other international varieties of English), the spelling practice is used when the word is a noun, while the spelling practise is used when it’s a verb. In American English, the spelling practice is always used, regardless of whether the word is used as a verb or a noun.
This is somewhat similar to the difference in spelling between advice (noun) and advise (verb)—a distinction that’s used in both British and American English.
However, unlike advice and advise, practice and practise are always pronounced the same.
Here is an example of how practice and practise would be used in the same sentence in British English.
Example: Remember, practice makes perfect—the more you practise, the better you will get.
Want to learn more? Read the full breakdown of the difference between practice and practise.
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In American English, the spelling practice is used only for nouns.
How to use practice in a sentence
On the other hand, if global emissions drop, deforestation decreases, and better fire management practices are applied locally, fires may not increase as much.What wildfires in Brazil, Siberia, and the US West have in common|Lili Pike|September 17, 2020|Vox
The only thing we receive are updates related to the Patrick Henry cheer program along with practice information that are signed by Patrick Henry Head Cheer Coach Jill Clark.School Sports Became ‘Clubs’ Amid the Pandemic – Now Two Coaches Are Out|Ashly McGlone|September 17, 2020|Voice of San Diego
As confusing as the TikTok tie-up with Oracle may seem, there are precedents to the practice of having a “trusted” local partner manage parts of your business—look no further than China.Want to understand the Oracle-TikTok deal? Just look at Apple in China|Jane Li|September 17, 2020|Quartz
The organization also did not respond when asked if it had investigated or planned to investigate potential racial disparities in discharge practices.The Hospital System Sent Patients With Coronavirus Home to Die. Louisiana Legislators Are Demanding an Investigation.|by Annie Waldman and Joshua Kaplan|September 14, 2020|ProPublica
Hardly any states followed the practices that had worked well elsewhere.America Is About to Lose Its 200,000th Life to Coronavirus. How Many More Have to Die?|by Stephen Engelberg|September 14, 2020|ProPublica
As a means of preventing tooth decay in those cities that do fluoridate, the practice certainly looks like a success.
Back in New York, the slow pace and inward focus of her yoga practice was less fulfilling.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The men use the dolls to practice the basics of caring for babies.
But in 1969, a longstanding practice was challenged—its ban on women.
DeCrow would come to lead a movement against this practice, suing the Hotel Syracuse in 1969 and calling for protests and sit-ins.
Many so-called "humming tones" are given for practice, but in accepting them observe whether the foregoing principle is obeyed.
Selections for practice should be chosen which contain much variety of thought and feeling and are smooth in movement.
In connection with this step the practice of melodies is useful, if one has musical taste.
In practice we find a good deal of technical study comes into the college stage.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
It is clear, therefore, that the reserve reduction contemplated by the act will not be realized in practice.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
British Dictionary definitions for practice
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Idioms and Phrases with practice
In addition to the idioms beginning with practice
- practice makes perfect
- practice what you preach
- in practice
- make a practice of
- out of practice
- put into practice
- sharp practice