Praise definition

prāz
To express a feeling of veneration or gratitude to (a deity); worship or glorify.
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The extolling or exaltation of a deity, ruler, or hero.
noun
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To commend the worth of; express approval or admiration of.
verb
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To laud the glory of (God, etc.), as in song; glorify; extol.
verb
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Expression of approval, commendation, or admiration.
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To express warm approval of, commendation for, or admiration for.
verb
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(obs.) To set a price on; appraise.
verb
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(archaic) A reason or basis for praise.
noun
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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.

verb
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A praising or being praised; commendation or glorification.
noun
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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.

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(archaic) A reason for praise; merit.
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Commendation; favourable representation in words.
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noun
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To give praise to.
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praise be!
  • an exclamation of surprise, joy, etc.
idiom
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sing someone's praises
  • to praise someone highly
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
praise
Plural:
praises

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

sing someone's praises

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).

    From Wiktionary