What does praise mean?

Definitions for praise
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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

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  1. Alex
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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. Otto Warmbier:

    Kim and his evil regime are responsible for the death of Otto Warmbier parents son Otto Warmbier. ... No excuses or lavish praise can change that.

  2. Lavina Christensen Fugal:

    Love your children with all your hearts, love them enough to discipline them before it is too late. ... Praise them for important things, even if you have to stretch them a bit. Praise them a lot. They live on it like bread and butter and they need it more than bread and butter.

  3. Pearl Sydenstricker Buck:

    Praise out of season, or tactlessly bestowed, can freeze the heart as much as blame.

  4. Arabic Proverb:

    If thou shouldst find thy friend in the wrong reprove him secretly, but in the presence of company praise him.

  5. Denis Diderot:

    People praise virtue, but they hate it, they run away from it. It freezes you to death, and in this world you've got to keep your feet warm.

Images & Illustrations of praise

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