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"

Wiktionary

  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

    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. 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

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

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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. Saudi Arabia.And Corker:

    It took our nation to a very low level -- moral standing wise, in essence what the President was saying is if you lavish praise on me and spend a lot of money with our country, we will turn our head as it relates to you killing journalists and doing other things.

  2. Seth Meyers:

    I just have volumes of praise for all these people who started working on our show without this expectation that the show would turn into this thing.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    A person should think several times before he says/shares anything on social media because people just scroll to read/see and skip it,forget about support/credit/plaudit for that post.They selfishly praise for face and hit Like button or Comment on it only when get merely own profit out of it or benefit out of him/her.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    A person who is truly worth trusting hardly appreciates the praise from the people on own dress or face, but sadly most have craze to find one or the other ways to get only the same from all in own network.

  5. Bernie Sanders:

    Weneed a new vision for American and thats what our campaign is about, the most important and significant opposition we face is the limitation to our imaginations. Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders and Rep. Rashida Tlaib address the audience during a Sanders campaign rally in Detroit, Michigan. ( REUTERS/Rebecca Cook) Sanders also took the time to praise Tlaib for her role in representing the partys progressive wing.

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