verb (used with or without object), prac·tised, prac·tis·ing. British.
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 practise
Historical Examples of practise
One, a young Jesuit who had been in England, was delighted to practise his English.The Roof of France
It was the greatest stretch of forbearance I could practise.Lady Susan
Why, says she, I must confess there is truth in what you say, and I will endeavour to practise it.Joseph Andrews, Vol. 2
He had come some four years before to practise medicine at Lonway Four Corners.Hetty's Strange History
I must practise and see if I can accomplish an attitude like that.A Woman Intervenes
Word Origin for practise
Word Origin for practice
chiefly British English spelling of 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