verb (used with object), prac·ticed, prac·tic·ing.
verb (used without object), prac·ticed, prac·tic·ing.
- practical nurse,
- practical reason,
- practice makes perfect,
- practice what you preach,
Origin of practice
Examples from the Web for practice
As a means of preventing tooth decay in those cities that do fluoridate, the practice certainly looks like a success.
The men use the dolls to practice the basics of caring for babies.
DeCrow would come to lead a movement against this practice, suing the Hotel Syracuse in 1969 and calling for protests and sit-ins.
The WHO has agreed to meet with Yang and a number of Chinese NGOs to discuss a broader ruling on the practice.
This story was used by some third-century North African Christians to justify the practice of women performing baptisms.First Anglican Woman Bishop A Return to Christian Roots|Candida Moss|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Gods, in short belong to the region of belief, while morality belongs to that of practice.The Necessity of Atheism|Dr. D.M. Brooks
All attempt at concealment implies some practice of the opposite, or undivine science, founded on nescience.
"You must have had practice, you took that so perfectly," said Elnora.A Girl Of The Limberlost|Gene Stratton Porter
When we examine it closely, we find that in many respects it is the exact reverse of our practice.The Booklover and His Books|Harry Lyman Koopman
Neefe did not, as was said of Beethoven's father, punish the little boy severely to keep him at his practice, hour after hour.Beethoven|Thomas Tapper
Word Origin for practice
c.1400, "to do, act;" early 15c., "to follow or employ; to carry on a profession," especially medicine, from Old French pratiser, practiser "to practice," alteration of practiquer, from Medieval Latin practicare "to do, perform, practice," from Late Latin practicus "practical," from Greek praktikos "practical" (see practical).
early 15c., practise, "practical application," originally especially of medicine but also alchemy, education, etc.; from Old French pratiser, from Medieval Latin practicare (see practice (v.)). From early 15c. often assimilated in spelling to nouns in -ice. Also as practic, which survived in parallel into 19c.
In addition to the idioms beginning with practice
- practice makes perfect
- practice what you preach
- in practice
- make a practice of
- out of practice
- put into practice
- sharp practice