Definitions for praisepreɪz
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
praisepreɪz(n.; v.)praised, prais•ing.
(n.)the act of expressing approval or admiration; commendation.
the offering of grateful homage in words or song as an act of worship.
the state of being approved or admired.
Archaic. a ground for praise; merit.
(v.t.)to express approval or admiration of; commend.
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
praise, congratulations, kudos, extolment(noun)
an expression of approval and commendation
"he always appreciated praise for his work"
offering words of homage as an act of worship
"they sang a hymn of praise to God"
express approval of
"The parents praised their children for their academic performance"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
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.
things said or sung to worship God
Lift your voices in praise.
to say things that show approval
Be sure to praise the dog for obeying.
commendation; favorable representation in words.
To give praise to.
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).
to commend; to applaud; to express approbation of; to laud; -- applied to a person or his acts
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
to value; to appraise
commendation for worth; approval expressed; honor rendered because of excellence or worth; laudation; approbation
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
the object, ground, or reason of 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
Rank popularity for the word 'praise' in Nouns Frequency: #2553
Rank popularity for the word 'praise' in Verbs Frequency: #850
Translations for praise
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to express admiration or approval of; to commend
He praised her singing.
- elogiarPortuguese (BR)
- επαινώ, εκθειάζωGreek
- تحسین کردنFarsi
- faire l'éloge deFrench
- प्रशंसा करनाHindi
- تحسین کردنPersian
- a elogiaRomanian
- berömma, lovordaSwedish
- 稱讚，表揚Chinese (Trad.)
- تعريف کرناUrdu
- khen ngợiVietnamese
- 称赞，表扬Chinese (Simp.)
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