Origin of practicing
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 practicing
Contemporary Examples of practicing
They were found guilty of practicing habitual debauchery and inciting others to sexual deviance because of the footage.Sisi Is Persecuting, Prosecuting, and Publicly Shaming Egypt’s Gays
December 30, 2014
Practicing yoga, studies show, can alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety.9 Ways to Cope With Seasonal Affective Disorder
December 5, 2014
After reading The Game in 2007, he says, he started going out in Switzerland and practicing RSD methods.The Secret World of Pickup Artist Julien Blanc
December 1, 2014
But because he is still a practicing pastor, his name was instead blocked from her publicized affidavit.How Sicko Priests Got Away With It
Barbie Latza Nadeau
November 16, 2014
The Maryland Constitution requires a candidate spend ten years practicing law before running for attorney general.Frontrunner for Attorney General Was Thrown Off Ballot for A.G. of Maryland
October 13, 2014
Historical Examples of practicing
Only going through the motions, practicing the stroke Chauncy gave us.Fighting the Sea
Edward A. Rand
I had a vague dislike and dread of the deception which Mr. Brinkworth was practicing on the people of the inn.Man and Wife
It is not a question of practicing an art himself, for technical skill lies outside his province.The Gate of Appreciation
It was not costly, but it was of good tone, and Philip had passed many pleasant hours in practicing on it.The Young Musician
Practicing sword tricks on my skirt,” said she, holding it up to show the rents, “and learning to be un coiffeur.The Princess Dehra
John Reed Scott
Word Origin for practice
1620s in reference to professions; from 1906 in reference to religions; present 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