What does Praise mean?

Definitions for Praise
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Praise.

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"

Wiktionary

  1. praise(Noun)

    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. praise(Noun)

    worship.

    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. praise(Verb)

    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

Freebase

  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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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 for Praise »

  1. Persia

  2. aspire

  3. paries

  4. spirea

How to pronounce Praise?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
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How to say Praise in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Anuj Somany:

    A person who says something good and shows own face along side it, means nothing good for others but just seeks praise for oneself from the people.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    A word of encouragement during failure is better off than an hour of praise after success. ~Emeasoba George

  3. Anuj Somany:

    Every preacher enjoys own life like anything from birth to mid to old age and then from the public stage pompously says that '' IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE YOUTH TO BRING CHANGE with a mere intention to gain praise for self from the audience.

  4. Seneca:

    Be not too hasty either with praise or blame; speak always as though you were giving evidence before the judgement-seat of the Gods.

  5. James Wilson, Of the Study of the Law in the United States, 1790:

    FOUNDERS QUOTES ON FOUNDING PRINCIPLES Individual Liberty Liberty must at all hazards be supported. We have a right to it, derived from our Maker. But if we had not, our fathers have earned and bought it for us, at the expense of their ease, their estates, their pleasure, and their blood. – John Adams, 1765 Without liberty, law loses its nature and its name, and becomes oppression. Without law, liberty also loses its nature and its name, and becomes licentiousness. – In Europe, charters of liberty have been granted by power. America has set the example . . . of charters of power granted by liberty. This revolution in the practice of the world, may, with an honest praise, be pronounced the most triumphant epoch of its history, and the most consoling presage of its happiness. – James Madison, Essays for the National Gazette, 1792

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