praise

  • 1 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

  • 2 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 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

  • 4 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

  • 5 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

  • 6 Praise FM — is a nickname associated with the following religious radio stations:* KBHL FM 103.9 Osakis, Minnesota (plus several satellites and repeaters) * WVVW LP 98.1 Belpre, Ohio ** WVVP LP 96.1 Marietta, Ohio (repeater of WVVW) * WSRX 89.5 Naples,… …

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  • 7 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,… …

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  • 8 praise be — ► praise be expressing relief, joy, or gratitude. Main Entry: ↑praise …

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

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

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  • 11 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

  • 12 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

  • 13 praise — 1 verb (T) 1 to say that you admire and approve of someone or something, especially publicly: The play was praised by the critics when it was first shown on Broadway. | praise sb/sth for sth: The Mayor praised the rescue team for their courage. | …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 praise */*/ — I UK [preɪz] / US verb [transitive] Word forms praise : present tense I/you/we/they praise he/she/it praises present participle praising past tense praised past participle praised Ways of praising someone: Well done → the most common way of… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 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

  • 16 Praise — In religion, praise is an impassioned exaltation of God (ie. a Supreme Being, or Creation), typically as an expression of gratitude for one s life or being. In other cases, praise may be tied to more situational aspects such as health and… …

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  • 17 praise — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. commendation, acclaim, approval, applause; eulogy; homage; benediction, thanksgiving, grace. v. t. acclaim, approve, commend, extol, eulogize, applaud; glorify, laud. See approbation, gratitude. Ant …

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  • 18 praise — [[t]pre͟ɪz[/t]] ♦♦♦ praises, praising, praised 1) VERB If you praise someone or something, you express approval for their achievements or qualities. [V n for n/ ing] The American president praised Turkey for its courage... [V n for n/ ing] Many… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 praise — ap·praise; be·praise; mis·praise; praise·ful; praise; praise·less; praise·worth·i·ly; praise·worth·i·ness; dis·praise; ap·praise·ment; praise·ful·ly; praise·ful·ness; …

    English syllables

  • 20 praise — 1. verb 1) the police praised Pauline for her courage Syn: commend, express admiration for, applaud, pay tribute to, speak highly of, eulogize, compliment, congratulate, sing the praises of, rave about, go into raptures about, heap praise on, wax …

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