praise

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Etymology[edit]

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). 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 (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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Noun[edit]

praise f

  1. genitive singular of prais