- Inflections of 'praise' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
- v 3rd person singular
- v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
- v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
- v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
praise /preɪz/USA pronunciation
n., v., praised, prais•ing. n. [uncountable]
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
v. [~ + object]
- the act of expressing approval or admiration:Children need praise.
- the offering of worship, as to God.
- to express admiration of;
commend:praised her for her good work.
- to offer worship to (a deity), as in words or song:Let us join together and praise God.
- sing one's or someone's praises, to praise (too) highly:You're always singing your own praises, but other people work here, too.
(prāz),USA pronunciation n., v., praised, prais•ing. n.
- the act of expressing approval or admiration;
- the offering of grateful homage in words or song, as an act of worship:a hymn of praise to God.
- the state of being approved or admired:The king lived in praise for many years.
- [Archaic.]a ground for praise, or a merit.
- Idiomssing someone's praises, to praise someone publicly and enthusiastically:He is always singing his wife's praises.
- to express approval or admiration of;
- to offer grateful homage to (God or a deity), as in words or song.
- Late Latin pretiāre, derivative of Latin pretium price, worth, reward; (noun, nominal) Middle English, derivative of the verb, verbal; see prize2
- Old French preisier to value, prize
- (verb, verbal) Middle English preisen 1175–1225
- 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged acclamation, plaudit, applause, approbation, compliment.
- 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged encomium, eulogy, panegyric.
- 6.See corresponding entry in Unabridged laud, applaud, eulogize. See approve.
- 7.See corresponding entry in Unabridged glorify, exalt, honor.
- 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged condemnation.
- 6.See corresponding entry in Unabridged depreciate.
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praise /preɪz/ n
- the act of expressing commendation, admiration, etc
- the extolling of a deity or the rendering of homage and gratitude to a deity
- sing someone's praises ⇒ to commend someone highly
Etymology: 13th Century: from Old French preisier, from Late Latin pretiāre to esteem highly, from Latin pretium prize; compare prize², preciousˈpraiser n
- to express commendation, admiration, etc, for
- to proclaim or describe the glorious attributes of (a deity) with homage and thanksgiving
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