- 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.
praise definition by Webster's New World
- 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: Middle 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
- praiser noun
praise definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Expression of approval, commendation, or admiration.
- The extolling or exaltation of a deity, ruler, or hero.
- Archaic A reason for praise; merit.
- To express warm approbation of, commendation for, or admiration for.
- To extol or exalt; worship.
Origin: Middle 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.
- praisˈer noun
praise - Ologies & -Isms Definition
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.
praise - Phrases/Idioms
sing someone's praises