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practise (British English) also: practice (American English)
Pronunciation: /ˈpraktɪs/
Pronunciation: / ˈpræktəs /

Translation of practise in French:

transitive verb

  • 1 (work at)
    (song, speech, French)
    s'exercer à
    (movement, shot)
    (play, performance)
    to practise the piano
    travailler le piano
    to practise one's scales she's practising what to say to him
    elle répète ce qu'elle va lui dire
    to practise doing ou how to do
    s'entraîner à faire
    to practise one's French on somebody
    essayer son français sur quelqu'un
  • 3 (follow a profession) to practise medicine/law
    exercer la médecine/la profession de juriste

intransitive verb

  • 1 (train) (at piano, violin)
    (for sports)
    (for play, concert)
    to practise for
    s'entraîner pour
    (match, game)
    (play, speech)
  • 2 (follow a profession) to practise as
    exercer la profession de
    (doctor, lawyer)


to practise what one preaches

prêcher par l'exemple

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