practise

[ prak-tis ]
/ ˈpræk tɪs /

verb (used with or without object), prac·tised, prac·tis·ing. British.

OTHER WORDS FROM practise

mis·prac·tise, noun, verb, mis·prac·tised, mis·prac·tis·ing.pre·prac·tise, verb, pre·prac·tised, pre·prac·tis·ing.

Definition for practised (2 of 3)

practiced

or prac·tised

[ prak-tist ]
/ ˈpræk tɪst /

adjective

skilled or expert; proficient through practice or experience: a practiced hand at politics.
acquired or perfected through practice: a practiced English accent.

Origin of practiced

First recorded in 1560–70; practice + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM practiced

non·prac·ticed, adjectivewell-prac·ticed, adjective

Definition for practised (3 of 3)

practice
[ prak-tis ]
/ ˈpræk tɪs /

noun

verb (used with object), prac·ticed, prac·tic·ing.

verb (used without object), prac·ticed, prac·tic·ing.

Also British, prac·tise (for defs 11–19).

Origin of practice

1375–1425; (v.) late Middle English practisen, practizen (< Middle French pra(c)tiser) < Medieval Latin prāctizāre, alteration of prācticāre, derivative of prāctica practical work < Greek prāktikḗ noun use of feminine of prāktikós practic; see -ize; (noun) late Middle English, derivative of the v.

SYNONYMS FOR practice

OTHER WORDS FROM practice

synonym study for practice

2. See custom. 3. See exercise.
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British Dictionary definitions for practised (1 of 3)

practised

US practiced

/ (ˈpræktɪst) /

adjective

expert; skilled; proficient
acquired or perfected by practice

British Dictionary definitions for practised (2 of 3)

practice
/ (ˈpræktɪs) /

noun

verb

the US spelling of practise

Word Origin for practice

C16: from Medieval Latin practicāre to practise, from Greek praktikē practical science, practical work, from prattein to do, act

British Dictionary definitions for practised (3 of 3)

practise

US practice

/ (ˈpræktɪs) /

verb

to do or cause to do repeatedly in order to gain skill
(tr) to do (something) habitually or frequentlythey practise ritual murder
to observe or pursue (something, such as a religion)to practise Christianity
to work at (a profession, job, etc)he practises medicine
(foll by on or upon) to take advantage of (someone, someone's credulity, etc)

Word Origin for practise

C15: see practice
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Medical definitions for practised

practice
[ prăktĭs ]

v.

To engage in the profession of medicine or one of the allied health professions.

n.

The exercise of the profession of medicine.
The business of a practicing physician or group of physicians, including facilities and customary patients.
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Idioms and Phrases with practised

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