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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 classic literature ?
She loved music so dearly, tried so hard to learn, and practiced away so patiently at the jingling old instrument, that it did seem as if someone
She sometimes liked to sit in the room of mornings when Madame Ratignolle played or practiced.
But, emulating the patience and self-denial of the practiced native warriors, they learned to overcome every difficulty; and it would seem that, in time, there was no recess of the woods so dark, nor any secret place so lovely, that it might claim exemption from the inroads of those who had pledged their blood to satiate their vengeance, or to uphold the cold and selfish policy of the distant monarchs of Europe.
The shock I had suffered must have sharpened all my senses; I felt sure, at the end of three days and as the result of mere closer attention, that I had not been practiced upon by the servants nor made the object of any "game.