One only thoroughly understands any art when one practises it, however badly.
If she works, or practises one of the arts, she does this only until marriage.
Mr. Wing is an American-born Chinese and practises the profession of a valet.
And he looks into the sand-grave near him, where little Najib practises how to die.
He rises early in the morning, and practises others of the less important virtues.
But the other doctor, who practises on freemen, proceeds in quite a different way.
The burglar who practises card-sharping as a side-line, is virtually unknown.
Now that he is hard up he practises on others what was practised on himself.
There is no profession so lucrative as that which practises on the superstition of the multitude.
He who lives in charity; / he who practises it as did St. Paul.
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).
From early 15c. as "to perform repeatedly to acquire skill, to learn by repeated performance;" mid-15c. as "to perform, to work at, exercise." Related: Practiced; practicing.
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.
practice prac·tice (prāk'tĭs)
v. prac·ticed, prac·tic·ing, prac·tic·es
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.