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praise

verb \ ˈprāz \

Definition of praise

praised; praising
transitive verb
1 :to express a favorable judgment of :commend
2 :to glorify (a god or saint) especially by the attribution of perfections
intransitive verb
: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.

Recent Examples of praise from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of praise

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


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praise

noun

Definition of praise

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

Recent Examples of praise from the Web

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First Known Use of praise

14th century



PRAISE Defined for English Language Learners

praise

verb

Definition of praise for English Language Learners

  • : 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)


praise

noun

Definition of praise for English Language Learners

  • : 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


PRAISE Defined for Kids

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praise

verb \ ˈprāz \

Definition of praise for Students

praised; praising
1 :to express approval of
  • Dad praised my good grades.
2 :to glorify (God or a saint)

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praise

noun

Definition of praise for Students

1 :an expression of approval
2 :1worship 1
  • hymns of praise


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