Prac"tise (?), v. t. & i.

See Practice.

⇒ The analogy of the English language requires that the noun and verb which are pronounced alike should agree in spelling. Thus we have notice (n. & v.), noticed, noticing, noticer; poultice (n. & v.); apprentice (n. & v.); office (n. & v.), officer (n.); lattice (n.), latticed (a.); benefice (n.), beneficed (a.), etc. Cf. sacrifice (; n. & v.), surmise (; n. & v.), promise (; n. & v.); compromise (; n. & v.), etc. Contrast advice (; n.), and advise (); device (), and devise (), etc.

 

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