practise

(redirected from practising what preach)
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prac·tise

 (prăk′tĭs)
v. Chiefly British
Variant of practice.

practise

(ˈpræktɪs) or

practice

vb
1. to do or cause to do repeatedly in order to gain skill
2. (tr) to do (something) habitually or frequently: they practise ritual murder.
3. to observe or pursue (something, such as a religion): to practise Christianity.
4. (Professions) to work at (a profession, job, etc): he practises medicine.
5. (foll by: on or upon) to take advantage of (someone, someone's credulity, etc)
[C15: see practice]

prac•tise

(ˈpræk tɪs)

v.t., v.i. -tised, -tis•ing.
Brit. practice.

practice

practise

In British English, practice is a noun and practise is a verb.

1. used as an uncountable noun

Practice involves doing something regularly in order to improve your ability at it.

Your skiing will get better with practice.
He has to do a lot of music practice.
2. used as a countable noun

A practice is something that is done regularly, for example as a custom.

Our usual practice is to keep a written record of all meetings.
The ancient practice of yoga is still popular today.
3. used as a verb

If you practise something, you do it or take part in it regularly.

I had been practising the piece for months.
His family practised traditional Judaism.

In American English, the spelling 'practise' is not normally used. The verb and noun are both spelled practice.

I practiced throwing and catching the ball every day.

practise


Past participle: practised
Gerund: practising

Imperative
practise
practise
Present
I practise
you practise
he/she/it practises
we practise
you practise
they practise
Preterite
I practised
you practised
he/she/it practised
we practised
you practised
they practised
Present Continuous
I am practising
you are practising
he/she/it is practising
we are practising
you are practising
they are practising
Present Perfect
I have practised
you have practised
he/she/it has practised
we have practised
you have practised
they have practised
Past Continuous
I was practising
you were practising
he/she/it was practising
we were practising
you were practising
they were practising
Past Perfect
I had practised
you had practised
he/she/it had practised
we had practised
you had practised
they had practised
Future
I will practise
you will practise
he/she/it will practise
we will practise
you will practise
they will practise
Future Perfect
I will have practised
you will have practised
he/she/it will have practised
we will have practised
you will have practised
they will have practised
Future Continuous
I will be practising
you will be practising
he/she/it will be practising
we will be practising
you will be practising
they will be practising
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been practising
you have been practising
he/she/it has been practising
we have been practising
you have been practising
they have been practising
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been practising
you will have been practising
he/she/it will have been practising
we will have been practising
you will have been practising
they will have been practising
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been practising
you had been practising
he/she/it had been practising
we had been practising
you had been practising
they had been practising
Conditional
I would practise
you would practise
he/she/it would practise
we would practise
you would practise
they would practise
Past Conditional
I would have practised
you would have practised
he/she/it would have practised
we would have practised
you would have practised
they would have practised
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.practise - engage in a rehearsal (of)
performing arts - arts or skills that require public performance
perform, do, execute - 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"
walk through - perform in a perfunctory way, as for a first rehearsal
scrimmage - practice playing (a sport)
2.practise - carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions; "practice law"
shamanise, shamanize - practice shamanism
3.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"

practise

verb
1. rehearse, study, prepare, perfect, repeat, go through, polish, go over, refine, run through Lauren practises the concerto every day.
2. do, train, exercise, work out, drill, warm up, keep your hand in practising for a gym display
3. carry out, follow, apply, perform, observe, engage in, live up to, put into practice Astronomy continued to be practised in Byzantium.
4. work at, pursue, carry on, undertake, specialize in, ply your trade He practised as a lawyer for thirty years.
Translations
يَتَمَرَّن، يَتَّخِذُ عادةيَتَمَرَّن، يَتَدَرَّبيُزاوِل مِهْنَهيُـمَارِس
cvičitpraktikovatprocvičitprovozovat
øvepraktiseretræneudøve
harjoittaa
vježbati
æfastundasÿna í verki, ástunda
練習する
실행하다
išlavėjęslavintisverstis praktika
lietotpiekoptpraktizētstrādāttrenēt-ies
praktizovať
öva
ฝึกฝน
âdet edinmekalışkanlık haline getirmekalıştırma yapmakavukatlık/mimarlık yapmakçalışmak
luyện tập

practise

practice (US) [ˈpræktɪs]
A. VI
1. (to improve skill) (Sport) → entrenar (Theat) → ensayar (Mus) → practicar
he practises for two hours every eveningentrena/ensaya/practica durante dos horas todas las tardes
I've been practising with a ball on my ownhe estado entrenando por mi cuenta con un balón
I need someone to practise onnecesito practicar con algn
2. (= work professionally) [lawyer, doctor] → ejercer
to practise as a doctor/lawyerejercer de or como médico/abogado
B. VT
1. (= put into practice) [+ medicine] → practicar; [+ law] → ejercer; [+ self-denial, one's religion, method] → practicar
to practise what one preachespredicar con el ejemplo
2. (= work on) (Sport) → practicar; [+ piano, language, technique] → practicar; [+ song, speech] → ensayar
I need to practise my backhandnecesito practicar el revés
practise giving your speech in front of a mirrorensaye su discurso delante de un espejo
I practised my Spanish on herpractiqué el español con ella

practise

[ˈpræktɪs] practice (US)
vt
(= work at) [+ musical instrument] → travailler; [+ tune, song] → travailler; [+ skiing, running, jumping] → s'entraîner à; [+ one's backhand] → travailler; [+ foreign language] → pratiquer
I practise the flute every evening → Je travaille la flûte tous les soirs.
I played the piece I had been practising for months → J'ai joué le morceau que j'avais travaillé pendant des mois.
I practised my French when we were on holiday → J'ai pratiqué mon français pendant les vacances.
Can I practise my German on you? → Est-ce que je peux pratiquer mon allemand avec toi?
[+ religion, method] → pratiquer
[+ profession] → pratiquer
vi
[musician] → s'exercer
I ought to practise more → Je devrais m'exercer davantage.
I don't practise enough → Je ne m'exerce pas assez.
(at sport)s'entraîner
The team practises on Thursdays → L'équipe s'entraîne le jeudi.
to practise for a match → s'entraîner pour un match
[doctor, dentist, lawyer] → exercer
to practise as a lawyer → exercer comme avocat

practise

, (US) practice
vt
thrift, patience etcüben; self-denial, Christian charity, torturepraktizieren; to practise what one preaches (prov) → seine Lehren in die Tat umsetzen
(in order to acquire skill) → üben; song, chorusproben; to practise the violinGeige üben; to practise the high jump/one’s golf swingHochsprung/seinen Schlag im Golf üben or trainieren; to practise doing somethingetw üben; I’m practising my German on himich probiere mein Deutsch an ihm aus
(= follow, exercise) profession, religionausüben, praktizieren; to practise law/medicineals Anwalt/Arzt praktizieren; all a writer wants is peace to practise his artalles, was ein Schriftsteller braucht, ist Ruhe, um sich seiner Kunst widmen zu können
vi
(in order to acquire skill) → üben
(lawyer, doctor etc)praktizieren; to practise at the Barals Anwalt bei Gericht praktizieren

practise

practice (Am) [ˈpræktɪs]
1. vt
a. to practise patience/self-controlcercare di avere pazienza/di controllarsi
to practise charity → essere caritatevole
to practise what one preaches → mettere in pratica ciò che si predica
b. (train o.s. at, piano) → esercitarsi a; (song) → esercitarsi per imparare
to practise a shot (Golf, Tennis) → esercitarsi in un tiro
to practise doing sth → esercitarsi a fare qc
I practised my Italian on her → ho fatto pratica d'italiano con lei
c. (follow, exercise, profession) → esercitare; (sport, religion) → praticare; (method) → seguire, usare; (custom) → seguire
2. vi
a. (in order to acquire skill, gen) (Mus) → esercitarsi (Sport) → allenarsi
b. (lawyer, doctor) → esercitare

practise

(ˈprӕktis) verb
1. to do exercises to improve one's performance in a particular skill etc. She practises the piano every day; You must practise more if you want to enter the competition.
2. to make (something) a habit. to practise self-control.
3. to do or follow (a profession, usually medicine or law). He practises (law) in London.
ˈpractised adjective
skilled through much practice. a practised performer.

practise is a verb: to practise (not practice) the guitar.

practise

يُـمَارِس procvičit øve (sig) üben εξασκούμαι practicar harjoittaa pratiquer vježbati esercitarsi 練習する 실행하다 oefenen øve zastosować w praktyce praticar практиковать öva ฝึกฝน pratik yapmak luyện tập 练习