Synonyms Word Origin See more synonyms for praise on Thesaurus.com 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. sing someone's praises, to praise someone publicly and enthusiastically: He is always singing his wife's praises. Origin of praise 1175–1225;
Middle English preisen
Old French preisier
to value, prize <
Late Latin pretiāre,
Latin pretium price
, worth, reward; (noun)
derivative of the v.; see
prize 2 Related forms praise·ful, adjective praise·ful·ly, adverb praise·less, adjective prais·er, noun half-praised, adjective half-prais·ing, adjective out·praise, verb (used with object), out·praised, out·prais·ing. re·praise, verb (used with object), re·praised, re·prais·ing. self-praise, noun self-prais·ing, 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 Synonyms See more synonyms for praise on Thesaurus.com 1. acclamation, plaudit, applause, approbation, compliment. 2. encomium, eulogy, panegyric. 5. laud, applaud, eulogize. 6. glorify, exalt, honor. Antonyms 1. condemnation. 5. depreciate.
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British Dictionary definitions for repraise 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 Derived Forms praiser, noun Word Origin
C13: from Old French
preisier, from Late Latin pretiāre to esteem highly, from Latin pretium prize; compare prize ², precious
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Word Origin and History for repraise praise v.
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. praise n.
early 14c., not common until 16c., from
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