v. t.1.To commend; to applaud; to express approbation of; to laud; - applied to a person or his acts.
[imp. & p. p. Praised ; p. pr. & vb. n. Praising.]
Let her own works praise her in the gates.
- Prov. xxxi. 31.
We praise not Hector, though his name, we know,
Is great in arms; 't is hard to praise a foe.
- Dryden.
2.To extol in words or song; to magnify; to glorify on account of perfections or excellent works; to do honor to; to display the excellence of; - applied especially to the Divine Being.
Praise ye him, all his angels; praise ye him, all his hosts!
- Ps. cxlviii. 2.
3.To value; to appraise.
n.1.Commendation for worth; approval expressed; honor rendered because of excellence or worth; laudation; approbation.
2.Especially, the joyful tribute of gratitude or homage rendered to the Divine Being; the act of glorifying or extolling the Creator; worship, particularly worship by song, distinction from prayer and other acts of worship; as, a service of praise.
3.The object, ground, or reason of praise.
He is thy praise, and he is thy God.
- Deut. x. .
Noun1.Praisepraise - an expression of approval and commendation; "he always appreciated praise for his work"
2.praise - offering words of homage as an act of worship; "they sang a hymn of praise to God"
Verb1.praise - express approval of; "The parents praised their children for their academic performance"
criticise, criticize, pick apart, knock - find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws; "The paper criticized the new movie"; "Don't knock the food--it's free"
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