- The definition of praise is communication about someone's good work or qualities.
An example of praise is a letter of commendation for public service.
- Praise is defined as to give someone approval, or to thank God.
- To give a very good job performance review is an example of praise.
- To sing a lively hymn is an example of praise.
transitive verbpraised, praising
- Obsolete to set a price on; appraise
- to commend the worth of; express approval or admiration of
- to laud the glory of (God, etc.), as in song; glorify; extol
Origin of praiseMiddle English praisen ; from Old French preisier ; from Late Latin pretiare ; from Classical Latin pretium, worth, price
- a praising or being praised; commendation or glorification
- Archaic a reason or basis for praise
sing someone's praises
- Expression of approval, commendation, or admiration.
- The extolling or exaltation of a deity, ruler, or hero.
- Archaic A reason for praise; merit.
transitive verbpraised praised, prais·ing, prais·es
- To express warm approval of, commendation for, or admiration for.
- To express a feeling of veneration or gratitude to (a deity); worship or glorify.
Origin of praiseMiddle English preise, from preisen, to praise, from Old French preisier, from Late Latin pretiāre, to prize, from Latin pretium, price; see per-5 in Indo-European roots.
See also honors and regalia.dyslogy a written or spoken passage conveying disapproval or censure. Cf. eulogy. —dyslogist, n. —dyslogistic, dyslogistical, adj. encomium formal praise; an elaborate or ceremonial panegyric or eulogy. —encomiast, n. —encomiastic, adj. eulogy a written or spoken passage conveying approval, praise, and laudation, often of someone who has just died. Cf. dyslogy —eulogistic, eulogistical, adj. —eulogist, n. panegyric 1. a formal speech of praise. 2. any form of enthusiastic praise. —panegyric, panegyrical, adj. —panegyrist, n.
(third-person singular simple present praises, present participle praising, simple past and past participle praised)
- To give praise to.
From Middle English praisen, preisen, from Old French praisier, preisier (â€œto value, prizeâ€), from Late Latin pretiare (â€œto value, prizeâ€) from price, worth, reward. See prize. Replaced native Middle English lofen, loven (â€œto praiseâ€) (from Old English lofian, compare Old English and Middle English lof (â€œpraiseâ€)), Middle English herien (â€œto praise, glorify, celebrateâ€) (from Old English herian), Middle English rosen (â€œto praise, glorifyâ€) (from Old Norse hrÃ³sa).