, v. i. [Often written practise.] 1. To perform certain acts frequently or customarily, either for instruction, profit, or amusement; as, to practice with the broadsword or with the rifle; to practice on the piano.
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2. To learn by practice; to form a habit.
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They shall practice how to live secure.
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Practice first over yourself to reign.
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3. To try artifices or stratagems.
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He will practice against thee by poison.
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4. To apply theoretical science or knowledge, esp. by way of experiment; to exercise or pursue an employment or profession, esp. that of medicine or of law.
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[I am] little inclined to practice on others, and as little that others should practice on me.
Sir W. Temple.
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