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.
to express approval or admiration of; commend; extol.
to offer grateful homage to (God or a deity), as in words or song.
Idioms about praise
sing someone's praises, to praise someone publicly and enthusiastically: He is always singing his wife's praises.
- praiseful, adjective
- praise·ful·ly, adverb
- praiseless, adjective
- praiser, noun
- half-praised, adjective
- half-praising, adjective
- outpraise, verb (used with object), out·praised, out·prais·ing.
- re·praise, verb (used with object), re·praised, re·prais·ing.
- self-praise, noun
- self-praising, adjective
- su·per·praise, noun, verb (used with object), su·per·praised, su·per·prais·ing.
- un·praised, adjective
- un·praise·ful, adjective
- un·prais·ing, adjective
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How to use praise in a sentence
Already in imagination she joined in the sweet praiseful strains of the Sebastian sisters.Baron Bruno | Louisa Morgan
The lawyer's comment was frankly praiseful, not to say flattering.Empire Builders | Francis Lynde
Help us to see Thy name on blessings that we never recognized, so that we may now be praiseful where we have been indifferent.The Whole Armour of God | John Henry Jowett
At this point I strike out some other praiseful things which I was tempted to add.Following the Equator, Complete | Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
"Best woman driver I ever saw," was the senator's praiseful rejoinder.The Honorable Senator Sage-Brush | Francis Lynde
British Dictionary definitions for praise
the act of expressing commendation, admiration, etc
the extolling of a deity or the rendering of homage and gratitude to a deity
the condition of being commended, admired, etc
archaic the reason for praise
sing someone's praises to commend someone highly
to express commendation, admiration, etc, for
to proclaim or describe the glorious attributes of (a deity) with homage and thanksgiving
- praiser, noun
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Other Idioms and Phrases with praise
In addition to the idiom beginning with praise
- praise to the skies
- damn with faint praise
- sing someone's praises
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