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practice
British English: /ˈpraktɪs/
American English: /ˈpræktəs/

Translation of practice in French:

noun

  • 1
    uncountable
    (exercises)
    exercices
    mpl
    (experience)
    it's just a matter of practice
    ce n'est qu'une question d'entraînement
    to do one's piano practice
    faire ses exercices de piano, travailler son piano
    to have had practice in ou at something/in ou at doing
    avoir l'expérience en quelque chose/pour ce qui est de faire
    it's all good practice
    cela fait partie de l'entraînement
    to be in practice (for sport)
    être bien entraîné
    (for music)
    être bien exercé
    to be out of practice
    être rouillé
    (informal)
  • 3 (procedure) it's standard/common practice to do
    il est d'usage/courant de faire
    against normal practice
    contre l'usage
  • 4
    countable
    my usual practice is to do
    j'ai l'habitude de faire
    to make a practice of doing, to make it a practice to do
    prendre l'habitude de faire
    as is my usual practice
    comme je le fais d'habitude
  • 5 (custom) the practice of doing
    la coutume selon laquelle on fait
    they make a practice of doing, they make it a practice to do
    c'est la coutume chez eux de faire
  • 6 (business of doctor, lawyer) to have a practice in London
    avoir un cabinet à Londres
    to be in practice to be in practice in Oxford
    exercer à Oxford
    to set up in ou go into practice (as doctor)
    s'établir en tant que médecin
    (in law)
    s'établir en tant que juriste
  • 7
    uncountable
    (as opposed to theory)
    in practice to put something into practice
    mettre quelque chose en pratique

adjective before n

transitive or intransitive verb

Idioms

practice makes perfect

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