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 practising
Contemporary Examples of practising
In 1980 she was charged with professional incompetence and practising without chambers; she was disbarred three years later.The Week in Death: Clarissa Dickson Wright, One of ‘Two Fat Ladies’
March 22, 2014
Historical Examples of practising
The Jasmine lady must have been practising on his poor little heart.The Incomplete Amorist
It is because many confine it to themselves that they fail so in practising it.The Ministry of Intercession
"No, not yet," said Kellett, while his cheek flushed at the evasion he was practising.Davenport Dunn, Volume 1 (of 2)
Charles James Lever
He learned his address, and that he was still a practising physician.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete
Albert Bigelow Paine
But he carried me down to where they were practising for a road race.The Flying Mercury
Eleanor M. Ingram
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