Praise is defined as to give someone approval, or to thank God.(verb)
The definition of praise is communication about someone's good work or qualities.(noun)
An example of praise is a letter of commendation for public service.
See praise in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME praisen < OFr preisier < LL pretiare < L pretium, worth, price
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Origin: Middle English preise
Origin: , from preisen, to praise
Origin: , from Old French preisier
Origin: , from Late Latin pretiāre, to prize
Origin: , from Latin pretium, price; see per-5 in Indo-European roots.
See praise in Ologies
See also honors and regalia.
a written or spoken passage conveying disapproval or censure. Cf. eulogy. —dyslogist, n. —dyslogistic, dyslogistical, adj.
formal praise; an elaborate or ceremonial panegyric or eulogy. —encomiast, n. —encomiastic, adj.
a written or spoken passage conveying approval, praise, and laudation, often of someone who has just died. Cf. dyslogy —eulogistic, eulogistical, adj. —eulogist, n.
1. a formal speech of praise.
2. any form of enthusiastic praise. —panegyric, panegyrical, adj. —panegyrist, n.
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