verb (used with object), prac·ticed, prac·tic·ing.
verb (used without object), prac·ticed, prac·tic·ing.
Origin of practice
Synonyms for practice
Related Words for practiceuse, proceeding, form, habit, process, system, rule, method, tradition, discipline, training, study, experience, preparation, drill, action, operation, career, work, hone
Examples from the Web for practice
Contemporary Examples of practice
As a means of preventing tooth decay in those cities that do fluoridate, the practice certainly looks like a success.Anti-Fluoriders Are The OG Anti-Vaxxers
July 27, 2016
The men use the dolls to practice the basics of caring for babies.How Good Dads Can Change the World
Gary Barker, PhD, Michael Kaufman
January 6, 2015
DeCrow would come to lead a movement against this practice, suing the Hotel Syracuse in 1969 and calling for protests and sit-ins.The Bars That Made America Great
December 28, 2014
The WHO has agreed to meet with Yang and a number of Chinese NGOs to discuss a broader ruling on the practice.China’s Electroshock Gay-Conversion Case
December 19, 2014
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
December 18, 2014
Historical Examples of practice
I ought to be supple enough after the practice of these three days.The Armourer's Prentices
Charlotte M. Yonge
You are recommended, Miss, to the practice of your private devotions.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
The designs of that power, dark in purpose, are clear in practice.
However good they may be, we are not ready to put them into practice.
The method of working with it was simple in idea, however difficult in practice.
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