verb (used with or without object), prac·tised, prac·tis·ing. British.
- practice what you preach,
- prader-willi syndrome,
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 practise
University professors, stout majors, rising early in the morning, hire boys and practise back-handers and half-volleys.Idle Ideas in 1905|Jerome K. Jerome
We have now in practise over 2,000 lawyers and a corresponding number of doctors.Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence|Various
Students should practise them so as to become familiar with the relations between weight and volume.A Textbook of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines.|Cornelius Beringer and John Jacob Beringer
What skill did she not practise, what devices of taste not display, to cover over the hard features of their stern poverty!Davenport Dunn, Volume 1 (of 2)|Charles James Lever
The tactical lessons conned in his tent would vanish in a sort of stage-fright when he tried to practise them in public.Military Reminiscences of the Civil War V1|Jacob Dolson Cox
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