- 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.
- sing someone's praises, to praise someone publicly and enthusiastically: He is always singing his wife's praises.
Origin of praise
Synonyms for praise
Antonyms for praise
Examples from the Web for praiser
Historical Examples of praiser
But that man was a praiser of Rabelais, and had been saying, 'O that we had a Rabelais!'Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete
Albert Bigelow Paine
The praiser of the past is going to have a magnificent time with the subject of marriage.Mental Efficiency
He is not to be a 'praiser of the past,' but a herald and expectant of a nobler future.Expositions of Holy Scripture
And this also did I learn among them: the praiser doeth as if he gave back; in truth, however, he wanteth more to be given him!Thus Spake Zarathustra
She possessed ambition, but she sold herself to praise without regard for the praiser.The Goose Man
- 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
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