praise

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From Middle English praisen, preisen, from Old French proisier, 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