From Middle English praise, preyse, from the verb (see below). Doublet of prize. Displaced native Middle English lof from Old English lof (“praise”) and Middle English loenge, loange from Old French löenge, löange (“praise”).
- Commendation; favourable representation in words.
- praise of God
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From Middle English praisen, preisen, from Old French proisier, preisier (“to value, prize”), from Late Latin pretiō (“to value, prize”) from pretium (“price, worth, reward”). Displaced native Middle English herien from Old English herian (“to praise”).
- To give praise to; to commend, glorify, or worship.
- Be sure to praise Bobby for his excellent work at school this week.
- Some of the passengers were heard praising God as the stricken plane landed safely.
- “praise”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
- “praise”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.
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