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practise

[ prak-tis ]
/ 藞pr忙k t瑟s /
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verb (used with or without object), prac路tised, prac路tis路ing.British.
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OTHER WORDS FROM practise

mis路prac路tise, noun, verb, mis路prac路tised, mis路prac路tis路ing.pre路prac路tise, verb, pre路prac路tised, pre路prac路tis路ing.
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PRACTISE VS. PRACTICE

What鈥檚 the difference between practise and practice?

In British English (and many other international varieties of English), the spelling practise is used when the word is a verb, while the spelling practice is used when it鈥檚 a noun. 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)鈥攁 distinction that鈥檚 used in both British and American English.

However, unlike advice and advise, practise and practice are always pronounced the same.

Here is an example of how practise and practice would be used in the same sentence in British English.

Example: Remember, practice makes perfect鈥攖he more you practise, the better you will get.聽

Want to learn more? Read the full breakdown of the difference between practise and practice.

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In American English, the spelling practice is used only for nouns.

How to use practise in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for practise

practise

US practice

/ (藞pr忙kt瑟s) /

verb
to do or cause to do repeatedly in order to gain skill
(tr) to do (something) habitually or frequentlythey practise ritual murder
to observe or pursue (something, such as a religion)to practise Christianity
to work at (a profession, job, etc)he practises medicine
(foll by on or upon) to take advantage of (someone, someone's credulity, etc)

Word Origin for practise

C15: see practice
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