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praise

[ preyz ]
/ preɪz /
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noun

the act of expressing approval or admiration; commendation; laudation.
the offering of grateful homage in words or song, as an act of worship: a hymn of praise to God.
the state of being approved or admired: The king lived in praise for many years.
Archaic. a ground for praise, or a merit.

verb (used with object), praised, prais·ing.

to express approval or admiration of; commend; extol.
to offer grateful homage to (God or a deity), as in words or song.

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Idioms for praise

    sing someone's praises, to praise someone publicly and enthusiastically: He is always singing his wife's praises.

Origin of praise

1175–1225; (v.) Middle English preisen<Old French preisier to value, prize <Late Latin pretiāre, derivative of Latin pretiumprice, worth, reward; (noun) Middle English, derivative of the v.; see prize2
5. See approve.
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British Dictionary definitions for praise

praise
/ (preɪz) /

noun

verb (tr)

to express commendation, admiration, etc, for
to proclaim or describe the glorious attributes of (a deity) with homage and thanksgiving
praiser, noun
C13: from Old French preisier, from Late Latin pretiāre to esteem highly, from Latin pretium prize; compare prize ², precious
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Idioms and Phrases with praise

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