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praise

 (prāz)
n.
1. Expression of approval, commendation, or admiration.
2. The extolling or exaltation of a deity, ruler, or hero.
3. Archaic A reason for praise; merit.
tr.v. praised, prais·ing, prais·es
1. To express warm approval of, commendation for, or admiration for.
2. To express a feeling of veneration or gratitude to (a deity); worship or glorify.

[Middle English preise, from preisen, to praise, from Old French preisier, from Late Latin pretiāre, to prize, from Latin pretium, price; see per- in Indo-European roots.]

prais′er n.
Synonyms: praise, acclaim, commend, extol, laud
These verbs mean to express approval or admiration. To praise is to voice approbation, commendation, or esteem: "She was enthusiastically praising the beauties of Gothic architecture" (Francis Marion Crawford).
Acclaim usually implies hearty approbation warmly and publicly expressed: The film was highly acclaimed by many critics. Commend suggests moderate or restrained approval, as that accorded by a superior: The judge commended the jury for their hard work. Extol suggests exaltation or glorification: "that sign of old age, extolling the past at the expense of the present" (Sydney Smith).
Laud connotes respectful or lofty praise: "Comtosook was lauded as the most picture-perfect hamlet in the state" (Jodi Picoult).

praise

(preɪz)
n
1. the act of expressing commendation, admiration, etc
2. (Theology) the extolling of a deity or the rendering of homage and gratitude to a deity
3. the condition of being commended, admired, etc
4. archaic the reason for praise
5. sing someone's praises to commend someone highly
vb (tr)
6. to express commendation, admiration, etc, for
7. (Theology) to proclaim or describe the glorious attributes of (a deity) with homage and thanksgiving
[C13: from Old French preisier, from Late Latin pretiāre to esteem highly, from Latin pretium prize; compare prize2, precious]
ˈpraiser n

praise

(preɪz)

n., v. praised, prais•ing. n.
1. the act of expressing approval or admiration; commendation.
2. the offering of grateful homage in words or song as an act of worship.
3. the state of being approved or admired.
4. Archaic. a ground for praise; merit.
v.t.
5. to express approval or admiration of; commend.
6. to offer grateful homage to (God or a deity), as in words or song.
[1175–1225; Middle English preisen < Old French preisier to value, prize < Late Latin pretiāre, derivative of Latin pretium price, worth, reward; compare prize2]
prais′er, n.

Praise


a written or spoken passage conveying disapproval or censure. Cf. eulogy. — dyslogist, n. — dyslogistic, dyslogistical, adj.
formal praise; an elaborate or ceremonial panegyric or eulogy. — encomiast, n.encomiastic, adj.
a written or spoken passage conveying approval, praise, and laudation, often of someone who has just died. Cf. dyslogy — eulogistic, eulogistical, adj. — eulogist, n.
1. a formal speech of praise.
2. any form of enthusiastic praise. — panegyric, panegyrical, adj. — panegyrist, n.

praise


Past participle: praised
Gerund: praising

Imperative
praise
praise
Present
I praise
you praise
he/she/it praises
we praise
you praise
they praise
Preterite
I praised
you praised
he/she/it praised
we praised
you praised
they praised
Present Continuous
I am praising
you are praising
he/she/it is praising
we are praising
you are praising
they are praising
Present Perfect
I have praised
you have praised
he/she/it has praised
we have praised
you have praised
they have praised
Past Continuous
I was praising
you were praising
he/she/it was praising
we were praising
you were praising
they were praising
Past Perfect
I had praised
you had praised
he/she/it had praised
we had praised
you had praised
they had praised
Future
I will praise
you will praise
he/she/it will praise
we will praise
you will praise
they will praise
Future Perfect
I will have praised
you will have praised
he/she/it will have praised
we will have praised
you will have praised
they will have praised
Future Continuous
I will be praising
you will be praising
he/she/it will be praising
we will be praising
you will be praising
they will be praising
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been praising
you have been praising
he/she/it has been praising
we have been praising
you have been praising
they have been praising
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been praising
you will have been praising
he/she/it will have been praising
we will have been praising
you will have been praising
they will have been praising
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been praising
you had been praising
he/she/it had been praising
we had been praising
you had been praising
they had been praising
Conditional
I would praise
you would praise
he/she/it would praise
we would praise
you would praise
they would praise
Past Conditional
I would have praised
you would have praised
he/she/it would have praised
we would have praised
you would have praised
they would have praised
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.praise - an expression of approval and commendationpraise - an expression of approval and commendation; "he always appreciated praise for his work"
commendation, approval - a message expressing a favorable opinion; "words of approval seldom passed his lips"
superlative - an exaggerated expression (usually of praise); "the critics lavished superlatives on it"
encomium, paean, panegyric, pean, eulogy - a formal expression of praise
eulogium, eulogy - a formal expression of praise for someone who has died recently
good word, recommendation, testimonial - something that recommends (or expresses commendation of) a person or thing as worthy or desirable
compliment - a remark (or act) expressing praise and admiration
2.praise - offering words of homage as an act of worship; "they sang a hymn of praise to God"
worship - the activity of worshipping
hallelujah - a shout or song of praise to God
Verb1.praise - express approval of; "The parents praised their children for their academic performance"
appraise, assess, evaluate, valuate, value, measure - evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of; "I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional"; "access all the factors when taking a risk"
troll - praise or celebrate in song; "All tongues shall troll you"
salute - express commendation of; "I salute your courage!"
applaud - express approval of; "I applaud your efforts"
exalt, extol, glorify, laud, proclaim - praise, glorify, or honor; "extol the virtues of one's children"; "glorify one's spouse's cooking"
blandish, flatter - praise somewhat dishonestly
eulogise, eulogize - praise formally and eloquently; "The dead woman was eulogized at the funeral"
compliment, congratulate - say something to someone that expresses praise; "He complimented her on her last physics paper"
gush, rave - praise enthusiastically; "She raved about that new restaurant"
commend - express approval of
recommend, commend - express a good opinion of
advertize, advertise, promote, push - make publicity for; try to sell (a product); "The salesman is aggressively pushing the new computer model"; "The company is heavily advertizing their new laptops"
puff up, puff - praise extravagantly; "The critics puffed up this Broadway production"
sonnet - praise in a sonnet
criticise, criticize, pick apart, knock - find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws; "The paper criticized the new movie"; "Don't knock the food--it's free"

praise

verb
1. acclaim, approve of, honour, cheer, admire, applaud, compliment, congratulate, pay tribute to, laud, extol, sing the praises of, pat someone on the back, cry someone up, big up (slang, chiefly Caribbean), eulogize, take your hat off to, crack someone up (informal) Many praised him for taking a strong stand.
acclaim criticize, blame, condemn, censure, disapprove of, knock (informal), blast, pan (informal), slam (slang), put down, slate (informal), have a go (at) (informal), disparage, tear into (informal), diss (slang, chiefly U.S.), flame (informal), find fault with, nag at, lambast(e), pick holes in, excoriate, pick to pieces, give (someone or something) a bad press
2. give thanks to, bless, worship, adore, magnify (archaic), glorify, exalt, pay homage to She asked the congregation to praise God.
noun
2. thanks, glory, worship, devotion, homage, adoration Hindus were singing hymns in praise of the god Rama.
sing something's or someone's praises praise, acclaim, laud, big up (slang, chiefly Caribbean) I've been singing her praises for years.
Proverbs
"Self-praise is no recommendation"

praise

noun
2. An expression of admiration or congratulation:
commendation, compliment, congratulation (often used in plural), tribute.
3. The honoring of a deity, as in worship:
verb
1. To express warm approval of:
2. To pay a compliment to:
Idiom: take off one's hat to.
4. To honor (a deity) in religious worship:
Translations
مَديح، ثَناء، تَمْجيديُثْنِي عَلَىيُمَجِّديَمْدَحُ
chválitvelebitchvála
rosroselovprise
ülistamaülistamine
ylistääylistys
hvaliti
dicsérméltat
hrós, loflofalofsyngja
ほめる
칭찬하다
laudare
girtinas
slavaslavētslavēt, teiktuzslavauzslavēt
chválavelebiť
hvalahvaliti
berömmalova
ชมเชย
övmekşükretmekövgüövme
khen

praise

[preɪz]
A. N
1. (= approval, acclaim) → elogios mpl, alabanzas fpl
I have nothing but praise for hermerece todos mis elogios or alabanzas
it's beyond praiseestá por encima de todo elogio
he is full of praise for the medical staffse deshace en elogios para con el personal médico
let's give praise where praise is dueelogiemos a quienes se lo merecen
to heap praise on sbcolmar a algn de alabanzas
that is high praise indeedeso sí que es un elogio de verdad
he spoke in praise of their achievementselogió sus logros
to be loud in praise of or in one's praises of sthdeshacerse en elogios para con algo
see also damn A1
see also lavish A2
see also sing A
2. (Rel) → alabanza f
a hymn of praiseun himno de alabanza
praise be to God!¡alabado sea Dios!
let us give praise (un)to the Lordalabemos al Señor
B. VT
1. (= applaud) → alabar, elogiar
to praise the virtues of sthalabar or elogiar las virtudes de algo
to praise sb to the skiesponer a algn por las nubes or los cielos
see also sky
2. (Rel) → alabar
to praise God or the Lordalabar a Dios or al Señor

praise

[ˈpreɪz]
néloges mpl, éloge m
in praise of → à la louange de
to be full of praise for → être plein d'éloges pour
to have nothing but praise for → ne pas tarir d'éloges sur
to give praise to God → rendre grâce à Dieu
to sing sb's praises → chanter les louanges de qn
to sing one's own praises → chanter ses propres louanges
vt [+ person, country, effort, work, achievement] → louer, faire l'éloge de
Everyone praises her cooking → Tout le monde fait l'éloge de sa cuisine.
The teachers praised our work → Les professeurs ont fait l'éloge de notre travail.
Sylvia had a stern father who never praised her → Sylvia avait un père sévère qui ne lui faisait jamais de compliments
to praise sb for sth → faire l'éloge de qn pour qch
to praise sb for doing sth → faire l'éloge de qn pour avoir fait qch
[+ God] → rendre grâce à

praise

vtloben; (to others, in worship also) → preisen (geh), → rühmen (geh); to praise somebody for having done somethingjdn dafür loben, etw getan zu haben; to praise the virtues of somethingdie Vorzüge einer Sache (gen)loben or preisen (geh); praise God!gelobt sei Gott!
nLob nt no pl; a hymn of praiseeine Lobeshymne; a poem in praise of beerein Loblied ntauf das Bier; he spoke/made a speech in praise of their effortser sprach lobend von ihren Bemühungen/hielt eine Lobrede auf ihre Bemühungen; to win praise (person) → Lob ernten; (efforts) → Lob einbringen; to give praise (to somebody)(jdn) loben; to be loud or warm in one’s praise (of something)voll des Lobes (für etw) sein; I have nothing but praise for himich kann ihn nur loben; he’s beyond praiseer ist über jedes or alles Lob erhaben; all praise to himalle Achtung!; praise indeed! (also iro)ein hohes Lob; praise from him is praise indeedLob aus seinem Mund will etwas heißen; praise be to God! (in church) → gelobt sei der Herr!; praise(s) be!Gott sei Dank! ? sing

praise

[preɪz]
1. nelogio, lode f
he spoke in praise of their achievements → ha elogiato i loro risultati
I have nothing but praise for her → non posso che lodarla
praise be to God! → sia lodato Iddio!
praise be! (fam) → sia ringraziato il cielo!
2. vtlodare, elogiare; (God) → render lode a
to praise sb for sth/for doing sth → lodare or elogiare qn per qc/per aver fatto qc

praise

(preiz) verb
1. to express admiration or approval of; to commend. He praised her singing.
2. to glorify (God) by singing hymns etc. Praise the Lord!
noun
the expression of approval or honour. He has received a lot of praise for his musical skill.
ˈpraiseworthy adjective
deserving praise. a praiseworthy attempt.

praise

يُثْنِي عَلَى chválit rose loben επαινώ elogiar ylistää faire l’éloge hvaliti lodare ほめる 칭찬하다 prijzen rose pochwalić elogiar восхвалять berömma ชมเชย övmek khen 赞扬
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She wished Beth could hear him, but she did not say so, only praised him till he was quite abashed, and his grandfather came to his rescue.
There was a gentleman of the name of Blantyre staying at the hall; he always rode Lizzie, and praised her so much that one day Lady Anne ordered the side-saddle to be put on her, and the other saddle on me.
Everybody praised the valor and magnanimity of Sir Launcelot; and as for me, I was perfectly amazed, that one man, all by himself, should have been able to beat down and capture such battalions of practiced fighters.
The wise way would have been to frankly own up; but I could not bring myself to do that, after the young girl had praised me so for recognizing her; so I went on, deeper and deeper into the mire, hoping for a chance clue but never getting one.
When the place couldn't hold no more, the duke he quit tending door and went around the back way and come on to the stage and stood up before the curtain and made a little speech, and praised up this tragedy, and said it was the most thrillingest one that ever was; and so he went on a- bragging about the tragedy, and about Edmund Kean the Elder, which was to play the main principal part in it; and at last when he'd got everybody's expecta- tions up high enough, he rolled up the curtain, and the next minute the king come a-prancing out on all fours, naked; and he was painted all over, ring- streaked-and-striped, all sorts of colors, as splendid as a rainbow.
Wilson got out his Calendar, by request, and read a passage or two from it, which the twins praised quite cordially.
You can't do any but mean things, and you can't bear to see anybody praised for doing good ones.
Everybody praised Brace Dunlap for being so good to that stranger.
He talked of Harriet, and praised her so warmly, that she could not suppose any thing wanting which a little time would not add.
He was not in spirits, however; he praised their house, admired its prospect, was attentive, and kind; but still he was not in spirits.
Already I had made visible progress: that very morning I had reached the head of my class; Miss Miller had praised me warmly; Miss Temple had smiled approbation; she had promised to teach me drawing, and to let me learn French, if I continued to make similar improvement two months longer: and then I was well received by my fellow-pupils; treated as an equal by those of my own age, and not molested by any; now, here I lay again crushed and trodden on; and could I ever rise more?
He got through, and the doctor affirmed it was in a great measure owing to me, and praised me for my care.