[ preyz ]
/ preɪz /
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.
Words nearby praise
Idioms for praise
sing someone's praises, to praise someone publicly and enthusiastically: He is always singing his wife's praises.
Origin of praise
SYNONYMS FOR praise
OTHER WORDS FROM praise
praise·ful, adjectivepraise·ful·ly, adverbpraise·less, adjectiveprais·er, noun
half-praised, adjectivehalf-prais·ing, adjectiveout·praise, verb (used with object), out·praised, out·prais·ing.re·praise, verb (used with object), re·praised, re·prais·ing.self-praise, nounself-prais·ing, adjectivesu·per·praise, noun, verb (used with object), su·per·praised, su·per·prais·ing.un·praised, adjectiveun·praise·ful, adjectiveun·prais·ing, adjective
synonym study for praise
5. See approve.
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British Dictionary definitions for sing someone's praises
/ (preɪz) /
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 of praisepraiser, noun
Word Origin for praise
C13: from Old French preisier, from Late Latin pretiāre to esteem highly, from Latin pretium prize; compare prize ², precious
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Idioms and Phrases with sing someone's praises (1 of 2)
sing someone's praises
Commend someone, especially to others, as in They were singing her praises to the entire community. [Mid-1500s] Also see praise to the skies.
Idioms and Phrases with sing someone's praises (2 of 2)
In addition to the idiom beginning with praise
- praise to the skies
- damn with faint praise
- sing someone's praises
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