Definitions for PRAISEpreɪz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

praisepreɪz(n.; v.)praised, prais•ing.

  1. (n.)the act of expressing approval or admiration; commendation.

  2. the offering of grateful homage in words or song as an act of worship.

  3. the state of being approved or admired.

  4. Archaic. a ground for praise; merit.

  5. (v.t.)to express approval or admiration of; commend.

  6. to offer grateful homage to (God or a deity), as in words or song.

Origin of praise:

1175–1225; ME preisen < OF preisier to value, prize < LL pretiāre, der. of L pretiumprice , worth, reward; cf. prize2


Princeton's WordNet

  1. praise, congratulations, kudos, extolment(noun)

    an expression of approval and commendation

    "he always appreciated praise for his work"

  2. praise(verb)

    offering words of homage as an act of worship

    "they sang a hymn of praise to God"

  3. praise(verb)

    express approval of

    "The parents praised their children for their academic performance"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. praise(noun)ɪz

    things sb says about sb or sth that show approval

    Children need praise from their parents.; a film that has received high praise; He wrote an article in praise of the new leader.

  2. praiseɪz

    things said or sung to worship God

    Lift your voices in praise.

  3. praise(verb)ɪz

    to say things that show approval

    Be sure to praise the dog for obeying.


  1. praise(Noun)

    commendation; favorable representation in words.

  2. praise(Noun)


  3. praise(Verb)

    To give praise to.

  4. Origin: From praisen, from praisier, from pretiare from pretium "price, worth, reward". See prize. Replaced native loven (from lofian, compare and lof), herien (from herian), rosen (from hrosa).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Praise

    to commend; to applaud; to express approbation of; to laud; -- applied to a person or his acts

  2. Praise

    to extol in words or song; to magnify; to glorify on account of perfections or excellent works; to do honor to; to display the excellence of; -- applied especially to the Divine Being

  3. Praise

    to value; to appraise

  4. Praise

    commendation for worth; approval expressed; honor rendered because of excellence or worth; laudation; approbation

  5. Praise

    especially, the joyful tribute of gratitude or homage rendered to the Divine Being; the act of glorifying or extolling the Creator; worship, particularly worship by song, distinction from prayer and other acts of worship; as, a service of praise

  6. Praise

    the object, ground, or reason of praise


  1. Praise

    Praise is the act of making positive statements about a person, object or idea, either in public or privately. Praise is typically, but not exclusively, earned relative to achievement and accomplishment. Praise is often contrasted with criticism, where the latter is held to mean exclusively negative statements made about something, although this is not technically correct.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'PRAISE' in Nouns Frequency: #2553

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'PRAISE' in Verbs Frequency: #850

Anagrams of PRAISE

  1. Persia

  2. aspire

  3. paries

  4. spirea

Translations for PRAISE

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to express admiration or approval of; to commend

He praised her singing.

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