Prac·tice v. t. [imp. & p. p. Practiced p. pr. & vb. n. Practicing ]
1. To do or perform frequently, customarily, or habitually; to make a practice of; as, to practice gaming. “Incline not my heart . . . practice wicked works.”
2. To exercise, or follow, as a profession, trade, art, etc., as, to practice law or medicine.
2. To exercise one's self in, for instruction or improvement, or to acquire discipline or dexterity; as, to practice gunnery; to practice music.
4. To put into practice; to carry out; to act upon; to commit; to execute; to do. “Aught but Talbot's shadow whereon to practice your severity.”
As this advice ye practice or neglect. --Pope.
5. To make use of; to employ. [Obs.]
In malice to this good knight's wife, I practiced Ubaldo and Ricardo to corrupt her. --Massinger.
6. To teach or accustom by practice; to train.
In church they are taught to love God; after church they are practiced to love their neighbor. --Landor.
1. Experienced; expert; skilled; as, a practiced marksman. “A practiced picklock.”
2. Used habitually; learned by practice.
adj 1: having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude; "adept
in handicrafts"; "an adept juggler"; "an expert job";
"a good mechanic"; "a practiced marksman"; "a
proficient engineer"; "a lesser-known but no less
skillful composer"; "the effect was achieved by
skillful retouching" [syn: adept, expert, good,
proficient, skillful, skilful]
2: skillful after much practice [syn: practised]