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practice, practise

The preferred Canadian spelling for the noun is practice (with a c).

  • André had soccer practice every Tuesday, rain or shine.
  • Is Aviva engaged in the practice of law?

The preferred Canadian spelling for the verb is practise (with an s).

  • Do our leaders practise what they preach?
  • No, Aviva practises medicine.

The participles are spelled practised (with an s) or practising (with an s).

  • This medical journal is an essential reference for practising physicians.