practice vs practise : Common Errors in English

About practice vs practise

In the United Kingdom, “practice” is the noun, “practise” the verb; but in the US the spelling “practice” is commonly used for both, though the distinction is sometimes observed. “Practise” as a noun is, however, always wrong in both places: a doctor always has a “practice,” never a “practise.”

practice Meaning(s)

  • (n) a customary way of operation or behavior
  • (n) systematic training by multiple repetitions
  • (n) translating an idea into action
  • (n) the exercise of a profession
  • (n) knowledge of how something is usually done
  • (v) carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions
  • (v) learn by repetition
  • (v) engage in a rehearsal (of)
  • (v) avail oneself to
  • (v) engage in or perform

practise Meaning(s)

  • (v) engage in a rehearsal (of)
  • (v) carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions
  • (v) learn by repetition

practice in News

  1. Belichick not judging QB Tebow after 1 practice

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — One day of practice wasn't enough for Patriots coach Bill Belichick to share his thoughts on new backup quarterback Tim Tebow.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Mahwah dentist with mobile practice is sentenced to 21 months for tax evasionand bankruptcy fraud

    A Mahwah dentist who brought his mobile dental practice to elderly residents at nursing homes and assisted-living centers around the state was sentenced on Wednesday to 21 months in federal prison for tax evasion and bankruptcy fraud.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Record

  3. Practice Report: Tim Tebow mostly a spectator at first Patriots practice

    After working with coaches for about 10 minutes after practice, Tebow greeted a throng of at least 50 media members with a statement about joining the Patriots. He even showed a little humility and humor in his answer, mentioning that his teams haven't had much success against the Patriots in his first three NFL seasons, but he did not answer any questions.        
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Boston Globe

practise in News

  • Japan, US stage joint island retaking drill

    Tokyo (AFP) June 11, 2013 Japan and the United States have started a joint drill to practise retaking remote islands, the Japanese government said Tuesday, as Tokyo and Beijing continue to face off over a disputed archipelago. Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera, who has previously stressed "Dawn Blitz" was not aimed at China, told reporters that the joint exercise was designed to "significantly ...
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Space War

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