verb (used with object), praised, prais·ing.
Origin of praise
Synonyms for praise
Antonyms for praise
Related Words for self-praiseselfishness, narcissism, self-absorption, arrogance, conceit, egoism, vainglory, pride, vanity, self-aggrandizement, self-praise, immodesty, vainness, self-admiration
Examples from the Web for self-praise
Historical Examples of self-praise
He entirely agreed with his opponents that self-praise was no honour.
I don't like to indulge in self-praise, but I believe I know a thing or two.Paul the Peddler
Horatio Alger, Jr.
And Samuel Johnson corroborates and enlarges the self-praise.
This self-praise he utters with a mien of ironic desperation.Sketch of a New Esthetic of Music
I mention this only because it is a fact: not from motives of self-praise and vanity.The Story of Charles Strange Vol. 2 (of 3)
Mrs. Henry Wood
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