praise

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 Old English lof and hering (praise) as well as herian (to praise).

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Noun

praise (countable and uncountable, plural praises)

  1. Commendation; favourable representation in words.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:praise
    Antonym: blame
    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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Verb

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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Irish

Adjective

praise

  1. inflection of pras:
    1. feminine genitive singular
    2. comparative degree

Mutation

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
praise phraise bpraise
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Scottish Gaelic

Noun

praise f

  1. genitive singular of prais