practice

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Other spellings

  • (Commonwealth) practise (mainly for the verb)

Pronunciation

Verb

Plain form (yanzu)
practice

3rd-person singular (ana cikin yi)
practices

Past tense (ya wuce)
practiced

Past participle (ya wuce)
practiced

Present participle (ana cikin yi)
practicing

  1. If you practice something, you do it again and again to improve your ability. <> yin horo don a ƙware.
    The class was going to practice writing skills for homework.
    When I got my first guitar, I practiced until my fingers fell off.
  2. (transitive) If you practice a subject (specially law and medicine), you pursue it as a career. <> yin sana'a.
    She practiced law for several years.

Noun

Singular
practice

Plural
practices

  1. (uncountable) Practice is an activity you do again and again to improve your ability. <> horo.
    I can go to the party because I have soccer practice that night.
    My driving is getting better, but I still need practice.

Usage notes

In the United States, practice is both a verb and a noun. In the UK and Australia, practise is a verb and practice is a noun. Canada uses both systems.