He was praised for being physically fit, for assisting in training canine officers, and for helping out citizens in need.
The announcement speech called Mandela a “moral authority” and praised his lack of bitterness despite decades of imprisonment.
She will almost never be praised in public except by oleaginous flatterers desperate for social advantage.
And let us not forget the first lady, whom Jarrett praised as “a very competent wife.”
She was praised for wearing what she wants and what she senses suits her.
It was a practical arrangement, but no one praised Eleanore for it.
No man's house and table, horses and gardens were so praised as his.
As they had praised Brigitte for her conduct in the past, so they blamed her now.
Then Loki praised the Dwarfs more and more, and he made more and more promises to them.
Enough that he was dead; and every man, seeing his funeral, praised him.
c.1300, "to laud, commend, flatter," from Old French preisier, variant of prisier "to praise, value," from Late Latin preciare, earlier pretiare (see price (n.)). Replaced Old English lof, hreþ.
Specifically with God as an object from late 14c. Related: Praised; praising. Now a verb in most Germanic languages (German preis, Danish pris, etc.), but only in English is it differentiated in form from cognate price.
early 14c., not common until 16c., from praise (v.).