practice

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. training, drill, exercise; custom, habit; manner, method, procedure. —v. exercise, apply; perform, act, do; drill, rehearse. See action, teaching, use, conduct.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A customary action]
Syn. habit, usage, use, wont; see custom 2 , tradition 1 .
2. [A method]
Syn. mode, manner, fashion; see method 2 , system 2 .
3. [Educational repetition]
Syn. exercise, drill, repetition, iteration, rehearsal, recitation, preparation, study, discipline, application, training, workout, prepping*.
4. [A practitioner's custom]
Syn. work, patients, clients, clientele, professional business.
See Synonym Study at habit , practice , v. v.
1. [To seek improvement through repetition]
Syn. drill, train, exercise, study, rehearse, repeat, recite, iterate, go over, run through, keep in practice, work at, accustom oneself, habituate oneself, prepare, warm up, work out, polish up*, sharpen up*, woodshed*, build up*.
2. [To employ one's professional skill]
Syn. function, work at, follow, put into effect, hang out one's shingle, employ oneself in, practice medicine, practice law.
Syn.- practice implies repeated performance for the purpose of learning or acquiring proficiency [ he practiced on the violin every day, practice makes perfect ] ; exercise implies putting into active use [ to exercise one's wits ] and often refers to activity, esp. of a systematic, formal kind, that trains or develops the body or mind [ gymnastic exercises] ; drill suggests disciplined group training in which something is taught by constant repetition [ to drill a squad, an arithmetic drill]
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
1. training repetition, drilling, rehearsal, discipline, preparation, conditioning.
2. habit routine, way, custom, fashion, manner, method, system, procedure, mode, wont, convention.
3. profession occupation, firm, business, work, trade, clientele.
II
v.
1. train drill, rehearse, prepare, condition, discipline, perfect, exercise, polish, refine.
2. carry out do, perform, observe, follow, employ.
3. work at be employed with, pursue, ply, specialize.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To do or perform repeatedly so as to master: rehearse. See WORK. 2. To subject to or engage in forms of exertion in order to train, strengthen, or condition: drill, exercise, train, work out. See WORK. 3. To work at, especially as a profession: pursue. See DO, WORK. 4. To put into action or use: actuate, apply, employ, exercise, exploit, implement, use, utilize. Idioms: avail oneself of, bring into play, bring to bear, make use of, put into practice, put to use. See USED. II noun 1. A habitual way of behaving: consuetude, custom, habit, habitude, manner, praxis, usage, usance, use, way, wont. See USUAL. 2. Repetition of an action so as to develop or maintain one's skill: drill, exercise, rehearsal, study, training. See WORK. 3. A working at a profession or occupation: pursuit. See DO, WORK.

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