put into practice


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put into practice (third-person singular simple present puts into practice, present participle putting into practice, simple past and past participle put into practice)

  1. (transitive, idiomatic) To make (something) a practical reality.
    But there remain two problems to resolve before the plan can be put into practice.
    • 1941 May, “Notes and News: William Stroudley”, in Railway Magazine, page 234:
      In his view, this eminent locomotive engineer had very decided opinions of his own, and was not afraid of putting them into practice; but a weakness lay in the fact that there was no one on his staff in a position sufficiently strong to hold his own with Stroudley in argument.