- practice makes perfect,
- practice what you preach,
Origin of practiced
verb (used with object), prac·ticed, prac·tic·ing.
verb (used without object), prac·ticed, prac·tic·ing.
Origin of practice
Examples from the Web for practiced
They practiced ceremonial cannibalism, believing the hearts of their victims would imbue them with power.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis|Nina Strochlic|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The dire fatalism that dominated the discourse then is gone, replaced largely with a practiced apathy.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley|Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And when safe sex is practiced, he feels there is little to fear.Risky Business or None of Your Business? Gay XXX Films and the Condom Question|Aurora Snow|November 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Comedy at its best, as George Carlin practiced it, holds a mirror up to society in a harsh light.
Since the 10th century, Bulgaria has practiced varying forms of prevention to keep vampires from coming back to life.
He then went to Jefferson, Jackson County, where he opened an office, and practiced medicine for many years.Stories Of Georgia|Joel Chandler Harris
They practiced what he had preached to a mightier race, practiced it with a thoroughness beyond the kind of man to comprehend.Happy Ending|Fredric Brown
To the practiced eyes of Dr. Trousseau these signs were apparent where I could not perceive them until he laid his finger on them.Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands|Charles Nordhoff
Finally he settled down in Vilvorde, where he practiced medicine and chemistry until his death (in 164-4).An Epitome of the History of Medicine|Roswell Park
He was a trustee of Alexandria and practiced law there and in Winchester.The Fairfax County Courthouse|Ross D. Netherton
Word Origin for practice
"expert," 1560s, past participle adjective from practice (v.).
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