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 practicer
The worthy Doctor, however, was sometimes the object, as well as the practicer of jokes and hoaxes.
He was a polished courtier, and a writer on, rather than a practicer of, good manners.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
We find her a practicer of the healing art; but at what age, or amid what worldly circumstances, is all unknown.
He was a connoisseur of great actions, not a practicer of them.The Art of Letters|Robert Lynd
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