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

How to pronounce praise?

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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. Alec Waugh:

    A man desires praise that he may be reassured, that he may be quit of his doubting of himself he is indifferent to applause when he is confident of success.

  2. Yale University Professor Carlos Eire:

    They say ‘But they get free health care and free education,’ the Third Reich did too, but nobody would praise the Nazis.

  3. 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

  4. Vikrant Parsai:

    It is really disgraceful to hate the one whom you praise.

  5. Med Jones:

    We over-praise leaders when organizations succeed and over-blame them when organizations fail. Success or failure depends on the environment as much as or even more than the leader. Effective leaders navigate and influence the environment to enable key success factors for their followers

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    an untroubled state; free from disturbances
    • A. perusal
    • B. tranquillity
    • C. odometer
    • D. humility

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