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praise

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verb \ˈprāz\

Simple Definition of praise

  • : to say or write good things about (someone or something) : to express approval of (someone or something)

  • : to express thanks to or love and respect for (God)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of praise

praised

praising

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to express a favorable judgment of :  commend

  3. 2 :  to glorify (a god or saint) especially by the attribution of perfections

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to express praise

praiser

noun

Examples of praise in a sentence

  1. Critics praised her as both an actor and director.

  2. A good teacher praises students when they do well.

  3. We praise God for your safe arrival.

  4. People gather in churches to praise the Lord.



Origin and Etymology of praise

Middle English preisen, from Anglo-French preiser, priser to appraise, esteem — more at prize


First Known Use: 13th century


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praise

noun

Simple Definition of praise

  • : spoken or written words about the good qualities of someone or something : an expression of approval for someone or something

  • : an expression of thanks to or love and respect for God

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of praise

  1. 1 a :  an expression of approval :  commendation b :  worship

  2. 2 a :  value, merit b archaic :  one that is praised

Examples of praise in a sentence

  1. He deserves praise for the way he's handled this crisis.

  2. Good job is high praise coming from her. She rarely compliments anyone's work.

  3. I have nothing but praise for the hospital staff.

  4. People gathered in the church to sing praises to the Lord.



14th Century

First Known Use of praise

14th century



PRAISE Defined for Kids

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praise

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verb \ˈprāz\

Definition of praise for Students

praised

praising

  1. 1 :  to express approval of <Dad praised my good grades.>

  2. 2 :  to glorify (God or a saint)




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praise

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noun

Definition of praise for Students

  1. 1 :  an expression of approval

  2. 2 :  1worship 1 <hymns of praise>





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