praise

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English praisen, preisen, borrowed from Old French proisier, preisier (to value, prize), from Late Latin pretiō (to value, prize) from pretium (price, worth, reward). See prize. Displaced native Middle English lofen, loven (to praise) (from Old English lofian, compare Middle English and Old English lof (praise), see love, lofe, loff), 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 (countable and uncountable, plural praises)

  1. commendation; favourable representation in words
    The writer's latest novel received great praise in the media.
    You deserve praise for the hard work you've done recently.
    She gave them some faint praise for their assignments, despite not being totally convinced by the quality.
    dim praise
  2. worship
    praise of God

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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; 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.

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praise f

  1. genitive singular of prais