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. gwada, saba yi sau da yawa don neman gwaninta.
    They are practicing jumping for the sports. <> Suna gwada tsalle don wasan da za a yi.
    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 ko addini.
    She practiced law for several years. <> Yana sana'ar lauya da shekaru dayawa.
    He practices his religion. <> Yana aikata duk abin da addininsa ya umurta.

Noun

Singular
practice

Plural
practices

  1. (uncountable) Practice is an activity you do again and again to improve your ability. <> horo.
    I can't go to the party because I have soccer practice that night. <> Ba zan iya zuwa liyafar ba saboda ina da horon ƙwallon ƙafa a wannan daren.
    My driving is getting better, but I still need practice. <> Tuƙin mota da na ke yi yana ɗan gyaruwa amma dai har yanzu ina buƙatan horo.

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.