Synonyms of practice
1 customDictionary • a public inquiry into bank practices
custom • It was his custom to approach every problem cautiously.
way • You'll have to get used to my mother's odd little ways.
system • the decimal system of metric weights and measures
rule • The usual rule is to start as one group.
method • new teaching methods
tradition • She has carried on the family tradition of giving away plants.
habit • It had become a habit with her to annoy him.
routine • The players had to change their daily routine.
mode • the capitalist mode of production
usage • a fruitful convergence with past usage and custom
wont • Keith woke early, as was his wont.
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2 trainingDictionary • netball practice
training • He had no formal training as a decorator.
exercise • Lack of exercise can lead to feelings of depression and exhaustion.
discipline • inner disciplines like transcendental meditation
drill • A local army base teaches them military drill.
rehearsal • The band was set to begin rehearsals for a concert tour.
3 professionDictionary • improving his skills in the practice of medicine
profession • Harper was a teacher by profession.
work • What kind of work do you do?
business • May I ask what business you are in?
career • She is now concentrating on a career as a fashion designer.
occupation • I was looking for an occupation which would allow me to travel.
pursuit • They both love outdoor pursuits.
vocation • the levels of knowledge and skill required for success in many vocations
4 businessDictionary • He worked in a small legal practice.
business • The company was a family business.
company • She worked as a secretary in an insurance company.
office • the honour and dignity of the office of President
firm • The firm's employees were expecting large bonuses.
enterprise • There are plenty of small industrial enterprises.
partnership • As the partnership prospered, the employees shared in the benefits.
outfit (informal) • He works for a private security outfit.
5 useDictionary • attempts to encourage the practice of safe sex
use • Holes had developed, the result of many years of use.
experience • He lacks experience of international rugby.
action • Her description of the action of poisons is very accurate.
effect • We are now resuming diplomatic relations with Syria with immediate effect.
operation • Dials monitor every aspect of the operation of the aircraft.
application • With repeated application of the product, the weeds were overcome.
PHRASES:▷ in practice
IDIOM:▷ put something into practice
PROVERB:Practice makes perfect
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actionThe action of a chemical is the way in which it works, or the effects that it has.
• Her description of the action of poisons is very accurate.
applicationThe application of something to a surface is the act or process of putting it on or rubbing it into the surface.
• With repeated application of the product, the weeds were overcome.
businessYou can use business to refer to a particular area of work or activity in which the aim is to make a profit.
• May I ask what business you are in?
Thesaurus for practice from the Collins English Thesaurus
a usual or customary action or proceeding