praise

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From Middle English praisen, preisen, from Old French praisier, preisier (to value, prize), from Late Latin pretiare (to value, prize) from price, worth, reward. See prize. Replaced native Middle English lofen, loven (to praise) (from Old English lofian, compare Old English and Middle English lof (praise)), Middle English herien (to praise, glorify, celebrate) (from Old English herian), Middle English rosen (to praise, glorify) (from Old Norse hrósa).

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praise (plural praises)

  1. commendation; favourable representation in words
  2. worship

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praise (third-person singular simple present praises, present participle praising, simple past and past participle praised)

  1. To give praise to.

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praise

  1. genitive singular of prais