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A state of order based on submission to rules and authority:
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  1. A state of order based on submission to rules and authority:
  2. The result of such training or control
  3. Training expected to produce a specific character or pattern of behavior, especially training that produces moral or mental improvement:
A thing done often and hence, usually, done easily; practice; custom
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  1. A thing done often and hence, usually, done easily; practice; custom
  2. A pattern of action that is acquired and has become so automatic that it is difficult to break
  3. A distinctive set of clothing or style of dressing, especially of a religious order.
The object, end, or purpose for which something is used
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  1. The object, end, or purpose for which something is used
  2. The act of using or the state of being used
  3. A habitual practice, such as drug use.
The process or routine of one who trains.
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  1. The process or routine of one who trains.
  2. (Computing) The process by which two modems determine which protocol and speed to use; handshaking.
  3. The process or experience of being trained
Any strenuous exercise, work, etc.
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  1. Any strenuous exercise, work, etc.
  2. A training session of exercises to maintain or improve one's physical or athletic skill
  3. A session of exercise or practice to improve fitness, as for athletic competition.
To subject to certain action, exercises, etc. in order to bring to a desired condition
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  1. To subject to certain action, exercises, etc. in order to bring to a desired condition
  2. To give or undergo a course of training:
  3. To prepare physically, as with a regimen:
A particular expression in speech or writing:
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  1. A particular expression in speech or writing:
  2. The way in which words or phrases are actually used, spoken, or written in a speech community:
  3. Correct or proper use of language, proclaimed by some authority.
Usual practice; habit
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  1. Usual practice; habit
(Philosophy) The particular appearance, form, or manner in which an underlying substance, or a permanent aspect or attribute of it, is manifested.
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  1. (Philosophy) The particular appearance, form, or manner in which an underlying substance, or a permanent aspect or attribute of it, is manifested.
  2. A manner, way, or method of doing something, experiencing something, or acting:
  3. The current or customary fashion or style:
Kind; sort:
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  1. Kind; sort:
  2. Characteristic style or method in art, music, literature, etc.
  3. A way or method in which something is done or happens; mode or fashion of procedure
Shape or form; configuration:
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  1. Shape or form; configuration:
  2. The prevailing style or custom, as in dress or behavior:
  3. Something, such as a garment, that is in the current mode:
A problem or group of written examples, passages, etc. to be studied and worked out for developing technical skill, as in mathematics, grammar, etc.
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  1. A problem or group of written examples, passages, etc. to be studied and worked out for developing technical skill, as in mathematics, grammar, etc.
  2. A military maneuver or training activity.
  3. A specific activity performed to develop or maintain fitness or a skill:
Military or physical training, esp. of a group, as in marching, the manual of arms, or gymnastic exercises
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  1. Military or physical training, esp. of a group, as in marching, the manual of arms, or gymnastic exercises
  2. A task or exercise for teaching a skill or procedure by repetition:
  3. A single exercise in such training or teaching
Something made by repeating, as a copy or imitation
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  1. Something made by repeating, as a copy or imitation
  2. The act or process or an instance of repeating or being repeated.
  3. A recitation or recital, especially of prepared or memorized material.
One cycle of a set of instructions to be repeated:
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  1. One cycle of a set of instructions to be repeated:
  2. (Computers) The process of repeating a set of instructions a specified number of times or until a specific result is achieved.
  3. (Mathematics) A computational procedure in which a cycle of operations is repeated, often to approximate the desired result more closely.
The practicing of something which is to be performed before an audience, usually to test or improve the interaction between several participating people, or to allow technical adjustments with respect to staging to be done
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  1. The practicing of something which is to be performed before an audience, usually to test or improve the interaction between several participating people, or to allow technical adjustments with respect to staging to be done
  2. A drilling or repeating for practice before future performance
  3. Any practice, exercise, or drill; trial
A reciting, as of facts, events, etc.; recital
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  1. A reciting, as of facts, events, etc.; recital
  2. A regularly scheduled class, in a school, in which discussion occurs of the material covered in a parallel lecture.
  3. Oral delivery of prepared lessons by a pupil.
Something prepared for a special purpose, as a medicine, cosmetic, condiment, etc.
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  1. Something prepared for a special purpose, as a medicine, cosmetic, condiment, etc.
  2. (Countable) A substance, especially a remedy, that is prepared.
  3. A substance, such as a medicine, prepared for a particular purpose.
A work of literature or art treating a subject in careful detail and typically done as an exercise in technique, etc.
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  1. A work of literature or art treating a subject in careful detail and typically done as an exercise in technique, etc.
  2. A detailed examination, analysis, or experiment investigating a subject or phenomenon:
  3. (Music) A composition intended as a technical exercise.
Close attention; diligence:
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  1. Close attention; diligence:
  2. (Computers) A computer program designed for a specific task or use.
  3. A program for performing such a task
A factory, plant, or similar building or complex of buildings where a specific type of business or industry is carried on. Often used in combination:
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  1. A factory, plant, or similar building or complex of buildings where a specific type of business or industry is carried on. Often used in combination:
  2. Something one is making, doing, or acting upon, esp. as part of one's occupation or duty; task; undertaking
  3. The action or effect of an agency:
Plural form of patient
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Plural form of client
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A body of customers or patrons:
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  1. A body of customers or patrons:
  2. All one's clients or customers, collectively
  3. The clients of a professional person or practice considered as a group.
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The business of a professional person:
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  1. The business of a professional person:
  2. A session of preparation or performance undertaken to acquire or polish a skill:
  3. (Law) The various procedures involved in legal work, in and out of courts
A distinctive set of clothing or style of dressing, especially of a religious order.
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  1. A distinctive set of clothing or style of dressing, especially of a religious order.
  2. (Biol.) The tendency of a plant or animal to grow in a certain way; characteristic growth
  3. A thing done often and hence, usually, done easily; practice; custom
To teach or train by putting through repeated exercises
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  1. To teach or train by putting through repeated exercises
  2. To train in military or physical exercise; specif., to exercise (troops) in close-order drill
  3. To perform a training exercise.
To carry out the functions of:
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  1. To carry out the functions of:
  2. To subject to practice or exertion in order to train, strengthen, or develop:
  3. To engage in exercise.
To give careful thought to; contemplate:
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  1. To give careful thought to; contemplate:
  2. To apply oneself to learning, especially by reading:
  3. To pursue a course of study:
To practice (a part in a play or a piece of music, for example) in preparation for a public performance.
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  1. To practice (a part in a play or a piece of music, for example) in preparation for a public performance.
  2. To repeat or practice as if rehearsing
  3. To repeat, as what has been already said; to tell over again; to recite.
To continue to be tasted, as because of belching
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  1. To continue to be tasted, as because of belching
  2. To do or experience something again, especially to win a championship for a second time in a row.
  3. To do, experience, or produce again:
To repeat or utter aloud (something memorized or rehearsed), often before an audience:
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  1. To repeat or utter aloud (something memorized or rehearsed), often before an audience:
  2. To tell in detail; give an account of; narrate; relate
  3. To repeat or say aloud from or as from memory, esp. in a formal way; give a recitation on (a lesson) in class or of (a poem, speech, etc.) before an audience
To utter or do again or repeatedly
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  1. To utter or do again or repeatedly
  2. To say or perform again; repeat.
(Idiomatic) To look at carefully; to scrutinize; to analyze.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To look at carefully; to scrutinize; to analyze.
  2. (Rugby) To score a try
  3. (Idiomatic) To create a response or impression.
To make a physical or mental effort to progress some specified task
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  1. To make a physical or mental effort to progress some specified task
To equip or furnish with necessary provisions, accessories, etc.; fit out
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  1. To equip or furnish with necessary provisions, accessories, etc.; fit out
  2. (Music) To lead up to and soften (a dissonance or its impact) by means of preparation.
  3. (Music) To use (a dissonant tone) in preparation
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  1. To smooth.
  2. (Intransitive) Used other than as an idiom: see work,"Ž out.
  3. (With object after out) To calculate.
To hone (one's skills)
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  1. To hone (one's skills)
  2. To polish to make something shiny
To practice on a musical instrument.
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  1. To practice on a musical instrument.
  2. (Slang, music) To practice or rehearse using a musical instrument.
  3. (Slang) To practice on a musical instrument so as to improve or perfect one's technical facility, develop ideas, etc.
A quantity whose value depends on the value given to one or more related quantities. For example, the area of a square is a function of the length of its sides.
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  1. A quantity whose value depends on the value given to one or more related quantities. For example, the area of a square is a function of the length of its sides.
  2. To act in a required or expected manner; work
  3. To have or perform a function; serve:
To make a physical or mental effort to progress some specified task
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  1. To make a physical or mental effort to progress some specified task
To be attentive to; pay close heed to:
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  1. To be attentive to; pay close heed to:
  2. To occur or be evident as a consequence; result:
  3. To act in agreement or compliance with; obey:
(Idiomatic) to open an office or business, especially in a profession.
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To practice something, such as a speech, before presenting it publicly.
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  1. To practice something, such as a speech, before presenting it publicly.
  2. To repeat, as what has been already said; to tell over again; to recite.
  3. To cause to rehearse; to instruct by rehearsal.
To teach or train by putting through repeated exercises
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  1. To teach or train by putting through repeated exercises
  2. To train in military or physical exercise; specif., to exercise (troops) in close-order drill
  3. To perform a training exercise.
To subject to practice or exertion in order to train, strengthen, or develop:
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  1. To subject to practice or exertion in order to train, strengthen, or develop:
  2. To carry out the functions of:
  3. To engage in exercise.
To subject to certain action, exercises, etc. in order to bring to a desired condition
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  1. To subject to certain action, exercises, etc. in order to bring to a desired condition
  2. To give or undergo a course of training:
  3. To prepare physically, as with a regimen:
To make sense of.
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  1. To make sense of.
  2. (Intransitive) Used other than as an idiom: see work,"Ž out.
  3. (Intransitive) To habitually exercise rigorously, especially by lifting weights, in order to increase strength or muscle mass or maintain fitness.
To take action regarding (something), especially with the intention of sustained effort:
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  1. To take action regarding (something), especially with the intention of sustained effort:
  2. To carry further; advance:
  3. To continue to torment or afflict; haunt:
To put into motion or action; activate:
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  1. To put into motion or action; activate:
  2. To cause to take action:
To bring into nearness or contact with something; put on, upon, or to:
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  1. To bring into nearness or contact with something; put on, upon, or to:
  2. To put to or adapt for a special use:
  3. To devote, use, or assign for a particular purpose.
To put (something) to use or service:
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  1. To put (something) to use or service:
  2. To provide work to (someone) for pay:
  3. To make use of; use
To execute the terms of (a stock option, for example).
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  1. To execute the terms of (a stock option, for example).
  2. To make active use of; employ, apply, or exert:
  3. (Now Rare) To use habitually; practice; train
To employ to the greatest possible advantage:
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  1. To employ to the greatest possible advantage:
  2. To make use of; turn to account; utilize productively
  3. To use for one’s own advantage.
To carry into effect; fulfill; accomplish
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  1. To carry into effect; fulfill; accomplish
  2. To bring about; to put into practice
  3. To provide the means for the carrying out of; give practical effect to
To practice; exercise
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  1. To practice; exercise
  2. To take or consume for a purpose:
  3. To avail oneself of; practice:
To put to use, especially to make profitable or effective use of:
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  1. To put to use, especially to make profitable or effective use of:
Established custom or usage
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  1. Established custom or usage
  2. Custom; usage.
Habitual patronage, as of a store:
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  1. Habitual patronage, as of a store:
  2. A habitual practice of a person:
  3. A usual practice or habitual way of behaving; habit
A distinctive set of clothing or style of dressing, especially of a religious order.
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  1. A distinctive set of clothing or style of dressing, especially of a religious order.
  2. A thing done often and hence, usually, done easily; practice; custom
  3. A tendency to perform a certain action or behave in a certain way; usual way of doing something
Habitual or characteristic condition of mind or body; disposition
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  1. Habitual or characteristic condition of mind or body; disposition
  2. Usual way of doing something; custom
Kind; sort:
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  1. Kind; sort:
  2. The prevailing customs, social conduct, and norms of a specific society, period, or group, especially as the subject of a literary work:
  3. A way of acting; personal, esp. customary, behavior or bearing
(Philosophy) The synthesis of theory and practice, without presuming the primacy of either.
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  1. (Philosophy) The synthesis of theory and practice, without presuming the primacy of either.
  2. Practical application or exercise of a branch of learning.
  3. An example or form of exercise, or a collection of such examples, for practice.
(Lexicography) The ways and contexts in which spoken and written words are used, determined by a lexicographer's intuition or from corpus analysis.
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  1. (Lexicography) The ways and contexts in which spoken and written words are used, determined by a lexicographer's intuition or from corpus analysis.
  2. The act, manner, or amount of using; use:
  3. Long-continued or established practice; habitual or customary use or way of acting; custom; habit
Interest paid on borrowed money.
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  1. Interest paid on borrowed money.
  2. The length of time, established by custom and varying between countries, that is allowed for payment of a foreign bill of exchange.
  3. Use.
The quality that makes a thing useful or suitable for a given purpose; advantage; usefulness; worth; utility
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  1. The quality that makes a thing useful or suitable for a given purpose; advantage; usefulness; worth; utility
  2. Gain or advantage; good:
  3. An instance or way of using
A route or course that is or may be used to go from one place to another
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  1. A route or course that is or may be used to go from one place to another
  2. An aspect, particular, or feature:
  3. Used with a personal pronoun as the object of various verbs to indicate progress toward an objective:
Usual practice; habit
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  1. Usual practice; habit
Military or physical training, esp. of a group, as in marching, the manual of arms, or gymnastic exercises
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  1. Military or physical training, esp. of a group, as in marching, the manual of arms, or gymnastic exercises
  2. A task or exercise for teaching a skill or procedure by repetition:
  3. A single exercise in such training or teaching
A problem or group of written examples, passages, etc. to be studied and worked out for developing technical skill, as in mathematics, grammar, etc.
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  1. A problem or group of written examples, passages, etc. to be studied and worked out for developing technical skill, as in mathematics, grammar, etc.
  2. A military maneuver or training activity.
  3. An activity having a specified aspect:
The practicing of something which is to be performed before an audience, usually to test or improve the interaction between several participating people, or to allow technical adjustments with respect to staging to be done
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  1. The practicing of something which is to be performed before an audience, usually to test or improve the interaction between several participating people, or to allow technical adjustments with respect to staging to be done
  2. A drilling or repeating for practice before future performance
  3. Any practice, exercise, or drill; trial
A work of literature or art treating a subject in careful detail and typically done as an exercise in technique, etc.
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  1. A work of literature or art treating a subject in careful detail and typically done as an exercise in technique, etc.
  2. A detailed examination, analysis, or experiment investigating a subject or phenomenon:
  3. (Music) A composition intended as a technical exercise.
The process or routine of one who trains.
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  1. The process or routine of one who trains.
  2. (Computing) The process by which two modems determine which protocol and speed to use; handshaking.
  3. The process or experience of being trained
The act or an instance of chasing or pursuing:
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  1. The act or an instance of chasing or pursuing:
  2. The act of striving to gain or accomplish something:
  3. The act of pursuing.

Synonym Study

  • Drill suggests disciplined group training in which something is taught by constant repetition to drill a squad, an arithmetic drill
  • 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
  • Practice implies repeated performance for the purpose of learning or acquiring proficiency he practiced on the violin every day, practice makes perfect
Find another word for practice. In this page you can discover 106 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for practice, like: discipline, habit, use, training, workout, train, sharpen up, build up, method, usage and wont.