Praise
Praise Praise, n. [OE. preis, OF. preis price, worth, value, estimation. See {Praise}, v., {Price}.] 1. Commendation for worth; approval expressed; honor rendered because of excellence or worth; laudation; approbation. [1913 Webster]

There are men who always confound the praise of goodness with the practice. --Rambler. [1913 Webster]

Note: Praise may be expressed by an individual, and thus differs from fame, renown, and celebrity, which are always the expression of the approbation of numbers, or public commendation. [1913 Webster]

2. 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. [1913 Webster]

3. The object, ground, or reason of praise. [1913 Webster]

He is thy praise, and he is thy God. --Deut. x.??. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Encomium; honor; eulogy; panegyric; plaudit; applause; acclaim; eclat; commendation; laudation. [1913 Webster]


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  • Praise — Praise, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Praised}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Praising}.] [OE. preisen, OF. preisier, prisier, F. priser, L. pretiare to prize, fr. pretium price. See {Price}, n., and cf. {Appreciate}, {Praise}, n., {Prize}, v.] 1. To commend; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • praise — praise, laud, acclaim, extol, eulogize mean to express approbation or esteem. Praise often implies no more than warmly expressed commendation {what we admire we praise, and when we praise, advance it into notice Cowper} When specifically referred …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • praise — [prāz] vt. praised, praising [ME praisen < OFr preisier < LL pretiare < L pretium, worth, PRICE] 1. Obs. to set a price on; appraise 2. to commend the worth of; express approval or admiration of 3. to laud the glory of (God, etc.), as in …   English World dictionary

  • praise — ► VERB 1) express warm approval of or admiration for. 2) express respect and gratitude towards (a deity). ► NOUN 1) the expression of approval or admiration. 2) the expression of respect and gratitude as an act of worship. ● praise be Cf. ↑ …   English terms dictionary

  • praise — [n] congratulations; adoration acclaim, acclamation, accolade, applause, appreciation, approbation, approval, big hand*, boost, bravo, celebration, cheer, cheering, citation, commendation, compliment, cry, devotion, encomium, esteem, eulogy,… …   New thesaurus

  • praise — I noun acclaim, acclamation, accolade, admiration, adulation, advocacy, applause, appreciation, approbation, approval, celebration, commendation, compliment, congratulation, credit, deserved tribute, distinction, encomium, estimation, exaltation …   Law dictionary

  • praise — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ considerable, effusive, extravagant, fulsome, glowing, great, high, lavish, special, unstinting …   Collocations dictionary

  • praise — praise1 [preız] v [T] [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: preisier, from Late Latin pretiare to value highly , from Latin pretium; PRICE1] 1.) to say that you admire and approve of someone or something, especially publicly ≠ ↑criticize ▪ Jane …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • praise — I n. 1) to earn praise 2) to bestow, heap, lavish praise on smb. 3) to give praise to smb. 4) to sing smb. s praises 5) faint; fulsome; glowing, high, strong, unrestrained. unstinting praise 6) praise for 7) in praise of 8) (misc.) a chorus of… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • praise — praise1 [ preız ] verb transitive ** 1. ) to express strong approval or admiration for someone or something, especially in public: Mayor Dixon praised the efforts of those involved in the rescue. highly praise: The painting of St. Basil s… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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