prac‧tise S3 W3 British English ; practice American English
1 [intransitive and transitive]
to do an activity, often regularly, in order to improve your skill or to prepare for a test:
They moved the furniture back to practise their dance routine.
It gives students the opportunity to practice their speaking skills.
practise doing something
Today we're going to practise parking.
She's practicing for her piano recital.
practise something on somebody
Everybody wants to practise their English on me.
to use a particular method or custom:
a technique not widely practised in Europe
3 [intransitive and transitive]
to work as a doctor or lawyer:
medical graduates who intend to practise in the UK
Gemma is now practising as a dentist.
if you practise a religion, system of ideas etc, you live your life according to its rules:
They are free to practice their religion openly.
to do the things that you advise other people to do:
She didn't always practise what she preached.