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practice is a synonym of custom

noun [ prak-tis ]

practice is another word for custom

Custom and practice both refer to established ways of doing things. Custom usually applies to traditional ways of doing things in a community or culture, but it can also refer to a person’s established way of doing something (local Halloween customs; British customs).

Practice refers to an established system, procedure, or set of habits (company practice; It’s her practice to wash fabric before using it).

Custom emphasizes tradition, whereas practice emphasizes a defined way of doing things that is preferred or most efficient.

Customs are often socially or emotionally important. Practice doesn’t carry the same connotation (It’s our family’s custom to eat fish at Christmas; It’s our practice to take our shoes off indoors).

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transport is a synonym of carry

verb [ trans-pawrt, -pohrt ]

transport is another word for carry

✅  Carry refers to taking something to another location, whether through your own power or using a vehicle (I carried the plants to the car).

✅  Transport refers to taking a large load, often goods, to a location using a vehicle (I transported the building materials to the site).

✅  Transport emphasizes the moving of a load to a new location, whereas carry emphasizes the act of taking on the load (transport the kids to the campsite; This truck can carry a lot of equipment).

✅  Carry is the more general word, while transport applies more specifically to large loads.

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ambiance is a synonym of environment

noun [ am-bee-uhns; French ahn-byahns ]

ambiance is another word for environment

✅  Environment is the best word to use to refer to physical surroundings or to refer metaphorically to background factors, especially social and cultural ones (a supportive environment).

✅  Ambiance is the best word to describe the atmosphere of the environment or surroundings, especially their mood or tone (a pleasant ambiance).

✅  Both words describe the setting or surroundings against which something happens, but environment is more literal, referring to concrete factors that can be physical, emotional or social (a frozen environment), whereas ambiance is less concrete and focuses on the mood or feeling a setting evokes (a laid-back ambiance).

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