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Proficient vs. Practice — What's the Difference?

Proficient vs. Practice — What's the Difference?

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Proficient

Competent or skilled in doing or using something
I was proficient at my job
She felt reasonably proficient in Italian
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Practice

The actual application or use of an idea, belief, or method, as opposed to theories relating to it
The principles and practice of teaching
The recommendations proved too expensive to put into practice
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Proficient

A person who is proficient
He became a proficient in Latin and Greek
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Practice

The customary, habitual, or expected procedure or way of doing of something
Modern child-rearing practices
Product placement is common practice in American movies
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Proficient

Having or marked by an advanced degree of competence, as in an art, vocation, profession, or branch of learning.
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Practice

Repeated exercise in or performance of an activity or skill so as to acquire or maintain proficiency in it
It must have taken a lot of practice to become so fluent
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Proficient

A person who exhibits such competence; an expert.
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Practice

US spelling of practise
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Proficient

Good at something; skilled; fluent; practiced, especially in relation to a task or skill.
He was a proficient writer with an interest in human nature.
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Practice

To do or perform habitually or customarily; make a habit of
Practices courtesy in social situations.
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Proficient

An expert.
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Practice

To do or perform (something) repeatedly in order to acquire or polish a skill
Practice a dance step.
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Proficient

One who has made considerable advances in any business, art, science, or branch of learning; an expert; an adept; as, proficient in a trade; a proficient in mathematics, music, etc.
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Practice

To give lessons or repeated instructions to; drill
Practiced the students in handwriting.
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Proficient

Well advanced in any branch of knowledge or skill; possessed of considerable acquirements; well-skilled; versed; adept,
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Practice

To work at, especially as a profession
Practice law.
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Proficient

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
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Practice

To carry out in action; observe
Practices a religion piously.
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Practice

(Obsolete) To plot (something evil).
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Practice

To do something repeatedly in order to acquire or polish a skill
With any musical instrument, you need to practice to get better.
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Practice

To work at a profession
How long has that lawyer been practicing?.
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Practice

To do or perform something habitually or repeatedly
Why not practice in the same manner that you preach?.
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Practice

(Archaic) To intrigue or plot.
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Practice

A habitual or customary action or way of doing something
Makes a practice of being punctual.
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Practice

Repeated performance of an activity in order to learn or perfect a skill
Practice will make you a good musician.
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Practice

A session of preparation or performance undertaken to acquire or polish a skill
Goes to piano practice weekly.
Scheduled a soccer practice for Saturday.
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Practice

(Archaic) The skill so learned or perfected.
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Practice

The condition of being skilled through repeated exercise
Out of practice.
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Practice

The act or process of doing something; performance or action
A theory that is difficult to put into practice.
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Practice

Exercise of an occupation or profession
The practice of law.
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Practice

The business of a professional person
An obstetrician with her own practice.
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Practice

A habitual or customary action or act
That company engages in questionable business practices. Facial tattooing is a standard practice among certain peoples.
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Practice

(Law) The procedure for trial of cases in a court of law, usually specified by rules.
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Practice

The act of tricking or scheming, especially with malicious intent.
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Practice

A trick, scheme, or intrigue.
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Practice

Repetition of an activity to improve a skill.
He will need lots of practice with the lines before he performs them.
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Practice

An organized event for the purpose of performing such repetition.
Being on a team is hard: you're always having to go to practice while everyone else is taking it easy.
I have choir practice every Sunday after church.
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Practice

The ongoing pursuit of a craft or profession, particularly in medicine or the fine arts.
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Practice

(countable) A place where a professional service is provided, such as a general practice.
She ran a thriving medical practice.
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Practice

The observance of religious duties that a church requires of its members.
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Practice

A customary action, habit, or behaviour; a manner or routine.
It is the usual practice of employees there to wear neckties only when meeting with customers.
It is good practice to check each door and window before leaving.
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Practice

Actual operation or experiment, in contrast to theory.
That may work in theory, but will it work in practice?
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Practice

(legal) The form, manner, and order of conducting and carrying on suits and prosecutions through their various stages, according to the principles of law and the rules laid down by the courts.
This firm of solicitors is involved in family law practice.
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Practice

Skilful or artful management; dexterity in contrivance or the use of means; stratagem; artifice.
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Practice

(math) A easy and concise method of applying the rules of arithmetic to questions which occur in trade and business.
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Practice

(US) practise
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Practice

Frequently repeated or customary action; habitual performance; a succession of acts of a similar kind; usage; habit; custom; as, the practice of rising early; the practice of making regular entries of accounts; the practice of daily exercise.
A heart . . . exercised with covetous practices.
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Practice

Customary or constant use; state of being used.
Obsolete words may be revived when they are more sounding or more significant than those in practice.
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Practice

Skill or dexterity acquired by use; expertness.
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Practice

Actual performance; application of knowledge; - opposed to theory.
There are two functions of the soul, - contemplation and practice.
There is a distinction, but no opposition, between theory and practice; each, to a certain extent, supposes the other; theory is dependent on practice; practice must have preceded theory.
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Practice

Systematic exercise for instruction or discipline; as, the troops are called out for practice; she neglected practice in music.
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Practice

Application of science to the wants of men; the exercise of any profession; professional business; as, the practice of medicine or law; a large or lucrative practice.
Practice is exercise of an art, or the application of a science in life, which application is itself an art.
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Practice

Skillful or artful management; dexterity in contrivance or the use of means; art; stratagem; artifice; plot; - usually in a bad sense.
He sought to have that by practice which he could not by prayer.
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Practice

A easy and concise method of applying the rules of arithmetic to questions which occur in trade and business.
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Practice

The form, manner, and order of conducting and carrying on suits and prosecutions through their various stages, according to the principles of law and the rules laid down by the courts.
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Practice

To do or perform frequently, customarily, or habitually; to make a practice of; as, to practice gaming.
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Practice

To exercise, or follow, as a profession, trade, art, etc., as, to practice law or medicine.
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Practice

To exercise one's self in, for instruction or improvement, or to acquire discipline or dexterity; as, to practice gunnery; to practice music.
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Practice

To put into practice; to carry out; to act upon; to commit; to execute; to do.
As this advice ye practice or neglect.
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Practice

To make use of; to employ.
In malice to this good knight's wife, I practiced Ubaldo and Ricardo to corrupt her.
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Practice

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.
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Practice

To perform certain acts frequently or customarily, either for instruction, profit, or amusement; as, to practice with the broadsword or with the rifle; to practice on the piano.
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Practice

To learn by practice; to form a habit.
They shall practice how to live secure.
Practice first over yourself to reign.
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Practice

To try artifices or stratagems.
He will practice against thee by poison.
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Practice

To apply theoretical science or knowledge, esp. by way of experiment; to exercise or pursue an employment or profession, esp. that of medicine or of law.
[I am] little inclined to practice on others, and as little that others should practice on me.
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Practice

A customary way of operation or behavior;
It is their practice to give annual raises
They changed their dietary pattern
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Practice

Systematic training by multiple repetitions;
Practice makes perfect
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Practice

Translating an idea into action;
A hard theory to put into practice
Differences between theory and praxis of communism
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Practice

The exercise of a profession;
The practice of the law
I took over his practice when he retired
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Practice

Knowledge of how something is usually done;
It is not the local practice to wear shorts to dinner
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Practice

Learn by repetition;
We drilled French verbs every day
Pianists practice scales
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Practice

Avail oneself to;
Apply a principle
Practice a religion
Use care when going down the stairs
Use your common sense
Practice non-violent resistance
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Practice

Carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions;
Practice law
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Practice

Engage in a rehearsal (of)
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