What does Praise mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. praise, congratulations, kudos, extolmentnoun

    an expression of approval and commendation

    "he always appreciated praise for his work"

  2. praiseverb

    offering words of homage as an act of worship

    "they sang a hymn of praise to God"

  3. praiseverb

    express approval of

    "The parents praised their children for their academic performance"


  1. praisenoun

    commendation; favorable representation in words.

    Etymology: 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).

  2. praisenoun


    Etymology: 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).

  3. praiseverb

    To give praise to.

    Etymology: 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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Praise

    prāz, n. the expression of the honour or value in which any person or thing is held: commendation on account of excellence or beauty: tribute of gratitude: a glorifying, as of God in worship: reason or ground of praise.—v.t. to express estimation of: to commend: to honour: to glorify, as in worship.—n. Prais′er, one who praises.—adv. Praise′worthily.—n. Praise′worthiness.—adj. Praise′worthy, worthy of praise: commendable. [O. Fr. preis (Fr. prix)—L. pretium, price.]

Editors Contribution

  1. praise

    An expression of positive approval.

    We love to praise the children to encourage and motivate them, it works, we as adults like to be praised.

    Submitted by MaryC on July 28, 2020  

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  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 for Praise »

  1. Persia

  2. aspire

  3. paries

  4. spirea

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Praise in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Praise in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Praise in a Sentence

  1. Lindsey Graham:

    However, because of the manner in which you have handled the Charlottesville tragedy you are now receiving praise from some of the most racist and hate-filled individuals and groups in our country, for the sake of our Nation – and as our President – please fix this. History is watching us all.

  2. Carissa Romero:

    When you praise kids for being smart when they succeed, when they struggle later, they think 'if my past success made me smart, my current struggle makes me dumb,' but when you praise children for the process, when you help them understand that their actions lead to their success, when they face a setback later, they'll realize that there are actions they can take to overcome that setback.

  3. Real Live Preacher:

    Im searching through all that has ever been hoped, in praise of what can never be known.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    Whenever you are praised or celebrated. Be wise enough not to be carried away by the praise or celebration. Besides that, whenever you are criticized. Refuse to be discouraged or dispirited by the criticisms. Just let the criticisms of your critics become nothing else but an eye opener for you to better or improve your whole self and what you are doing. -Emeasoba George

  5. Troy Holtorf:

    We have praise and worship. We do a lot more, too. We actually go out and serve the community. We have a trailer with event barbecues and any time a firefighter or police officer gets hurt or injured, we’ll go and do fundraisers for those events to help raise money for the families.

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