The word practise is a variant spelling for the verb practice. American English spells both the noun and verb forms practice. For the Brits, the noun form is still spelled practice, but the verb is practise.

To practise is to do something repeatedly or habitually. If you've always practised good spending habits, you are probably in good shape financially even though the economy is bad. To practise also means to learn something or become proficient at it by rehearsing or performing regularly. If you ask a Brit how to get to Carnegie Hall, he might respond, "Practise, practise, practise."

Definitions of practise

v engage in a rehearsal (of)

practice, rehearse
walk through
perform in a perfunctory way, as for a first rehearsal
practice playing (a sport)
Type of:
do, execute, perform
carry out or perform an action

v learn by repetition

drill, exercise, practice
Type of:
learn, read, study, take
be a student of a certain subject

v carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions

do, exercise, practice
shamanise, shamanize
practice shamanism

Sign up, it's free!

Whether you're a student, an educator, or a lifelong learner, can put you on the path to systematic vocabulary improvement.