praise


praise
praise VERB 1) express warm approval of or admiration for. 2) express respect and gratitude towards (a deity).
NOUN 1) the expression of approval or admiration. 2) the expression of respect and gratitude as an act of worship.
praise be — Cf. ↑praise be
ORIGIN Old French preisier 'to prize, praise' , from Latin pretium 'price' .

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  • Praise — Praise, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Praised}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Praising}.] [OE. preisen, OF. preisier, prisier, F. priser, L. pretiare to prize, fr. pretium price. See {Price}, n., and cf. {Appreciate}, {Praise}, n., {Prize}, v.] 1. To commend; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Praise — Praise, n. [OE. preis, OF. preis price, worth, value, estimation. See {Praise}, v., {Price}.] 1. Commendation for worth; approval expressed; honor rendered because of excellence or worth; laudation; approbation. [1913 Webster] There are men who… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • praise — praise, laud, acclaim, extol, eulogize mean to express approbation or esteem. Praise often implies no more than warmly expressed commendation {what we admire we praise, and when we praise, advance it into notice Cowper} When specifically referred …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • praise — [prāz] vt. praised, praising [ME praisen < OFr preisier < LL pretiare < L pretium, worth, PRICE] 1. Obs. to set a price on; appraise 2. to commend the worth of; express approval or admiration of 3. to laud the glory of (God, etc.), as in …   English World dictionary

  • Praise FM — is a nickname associated with the following religious radio stations:* KBHL FM 103.9 Osakis, Minnesota (plus several satellites and repeaters) * WVVW LP 98.1 Belpre, Ohio ** WVVP LP 96.1 Marietta, Ohio (repeater of WVVW) * WSRX 89.5 Naples,… …   Wikipedia

  • praise — [n] congratulations; adoration acclaim, acclamation, accolade, applause, appreciation, approbation, approval, big hand*, boost, bravo, celebration, cheer, cheering, citation, commendation, compliment, cry, devotion, encomium, esteem, eulogy,… …   New thesaurus

  • praise be — ► praise be expressing relief, joy, or gratitude. Main Entry: ↑praise …   English terms dictionary

  • praise — I noun acclaim, acclamation, accolade, admiration, adulation, advocacy, applause, appreciation, approbation, approval, celebration, commendation, compliment, congratulation, credit, deserved tribute, distinction, encomium, estimation, exaltation …   Law dictionary

  • praise — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ considerable, effusive, extravagant, fulsome, glowing, great, high, lavish, special, unstinting …   Collocations dictionary

  • praise — praise1 [preız] v [T] [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: preisier, from Late Latin pretiare to value highly , from Latin pretium; PRICE1] 1.) to say that you admire and approve of someone or something, especially publicly ≠ ↑criticize ▪ Jane …   Dictionary of contemporary English