verb (used with object), praised, prais·ing.
- prairie wolf,
- prairie, the,
- praise god, from whom all blessings flow,
- praise to the skies,
Origin of praise
Examples from the Web for praise
American lawmakers were quick to praise the military operation.
Above the notes of praise is a small photo of Guerin wearing a polka dot tie and pocket square, staring at you like a sociopath.
And it gave Baghdadi the opportunity to praise his new minions, blessing them as his official representatives.
Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) may have drawn wide attention and praise for their REDEEM Act.Why Isn’t Prison Justice on the Ballot This Tuesday?|Inimai Chettiar, Abigail Finkelman|November 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A progressive is not supposed to praise the work of a conservative.
While there, her one delight was to see the King as often as possible, and to listen to praise of his many noble deeds.The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, Complete|Madame La Marquise De Montespan
Is the note of praise to be found in the streets of my soul?My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year|John Henry Jowett
No one has done more than Milton to justify this praise, or to make manifest what may be effected by this marriage of words.English Past and Present|Richard Chevenix Trench
To be determined not to hear one word that you can help in his defence, in his favour, and in his praise?Bunyan Characters - Third Series|Alexander Whyte
Men pay it for a tender phrase Set in a cadenced rhyme: I keep it as a crown of praise To crown the kings of time.Legends and Lyrics: First Series|Adelaide Anne Procter
Word Origin for praise
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.).
In addition to the idiom beginning with praise
- praise to the skies
- damn with faint praise
- sing someone's praises