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How do the following sentences differ in meaning:

  • Put your promise into action.
  • Put your promise into practice.

Dictionaries' definitions are so close that I cannot tell these expressions apart:

Put something into action:

If you put an idea or policy into action, you begin to use it or cause it to operate.

Put something into practice:

If you put an idea, plan etc into practice, you start to use it and see if it is effective.

To me, into action phrase works properly in my example, but I doubt if "put into practice" works.

I wonder if you could help me with these two sentences.

  • "To me, into action phrase works naturally in this sense, but Ngram shows results for both cases." Are you saying that Ngram also says it does? Your use of but suggests that Ngram says it does not. Maybe you had meant to type and instead of but? – Jason Bassford May 21 at 13:38

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