To give a very good job performance review is an example of praise.
To sing a lively hymn is an example of praise.
An example of praise is a letter of commendation for public service.
- an exclamation of surprise, joy, etc.
- to praise someone highly
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Origin of praise
- Middle English preise from preisen to praise from Old French preisier from Late Latin pretiāre to prize from Latin pretium price per-5 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English praisen, preisen, from Old French praisier, preisier (“to value, prize"), from Late Latin pretiare (“to value, prize") from price, worth, reward. See prize. Replaced native Middle English lofen, loven (“to praise") (from Old English lofian, compare Old English and Middle English lof (“praise")), Middle English herien (“to praise, glorify, celebrate") (from Old English herian), Middle English rosen (“to praise, glorify") (from Old Norse hrósa).