Origin of practiced
verb (used with object), prac·ticed, prac·tic·ing.
verb (used without object), prac·ticed, prac·tic·ing.
Origin of practice
Synonyms for practice
Examples from the Web for practiced
Contemporary Examples of 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
November 23, 2014
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
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
November 1, 2014
Comedy at its best, as George Carlin practiced it, holds a mirror up to society in a harsh light.Why George Carlin Deserves His Own Street
October 21, 2014
Since the 10th century, Bulgaria has practiced varying forms of prevention to keep vampires from coming back to life.Bulgaria’s Vampire Graveyards
October 15, 2014
Historical Examples of practiced
Historians are endeavoring to ascertain whether he practiced what he preached.Who Was Who: 5000 B. C. to Date
The touch was not his—neither so practiced, so brilliant, nor so sure.The First Violin
Very often Rob had practiced his French so as to get this explanation correct.The Boy Scouts on Belgian Battlefields
Lieut. Howard Payson
Flirtation may be practiced in a more or less unconscious manner.The Sexual Question
Both methods are practiced, but the former is believed to be preferable.American Rural Highways
T. R. Agg
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