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 practises
Historical Examples of practises
Mr. Wing is an American-born Chinese and practises the profession of a valet.The Garden of Bright Waters
If she works, or practises one of the arts, she does this only until marriage.The Truth About Woman
C. Gasquoine Hartley
Every art unfolds its secrets and its beauty only to the man who practises it.The Ministry of Intercession
And he looks into the sand-grave near him, where little Najib practises how to die.The Book of Khalid
But the other doctor, who practises on freemen, proceeds in quite a different way.Laws
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.
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