verb (used with or without object), prac·tised, prac·tis·ing. British.
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 practised
Contemporary Examples of practised
The royal family - along with the British upper classes - have practised circumcision for hundreds of years.Will Baby Cambridge Be Circumcised?
July 29, 2013
Historical Examples of practised
Jeffersonian simplicity is preached; extravagance is practised.'Tis Sixty Years Since
Charles Francis Adams
The fellow had practised upon my credulity to obtain my likeness for publication.The Bacillus of Beauty
Polygamy is practised in these regions in its utmost latitude.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II
Francis Augustus Cox
Like all boys in that country, he practised lasso-throwing, with a view to being a cow-boy.Johnny Bear
E. T. Seton
That practised by the "hanging committee" of the Academy of Design.
Word Origin for practice
Word Origin for practise
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).
chiefly British English spelling of practice.
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.
"expert," 1560s, past participle adjective from practice (v.).
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