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Related to practiced: practised


1. Skilled or expert; proficient: He is practiced in the art of design. She is a practiced lecturer.
2. Acquired or brought to perfection by practice: greeted the guests with practiced courtesy.


(ˈpræk tɪst)

1. skilled or expert.
2. acquired or perfected through practice: a practiced English accent.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.practiced - having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitudepracticed - 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"
skilled - having or showing or requiring special skill; "only the most skilled gymnasts make an Olympic team"; "a skilled surgeon has many years of training and experience"; "a skilled reconstruction of her damaged elbow"; "a skilled trade"
2.practiced - skillful after much practice
experienced, experient - having experience; having knowledge or skill from observation or participation


1. Proficient as a result of practice and study:
2. Skilled or knowledgeable through long practice:
Idiom: knowing the ropes.
3. Resulting from experience or practice:
References in periodicals archive ?
1) In other words, a skill or piece may be practiced as a whole or it may be practiced in pieces.
Quality and utilization problems of physicians who practiced within large groups throughout the study were expected to be fewer than those of physicians in small or independent practices and to remain constant over the study period.