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Webster 1913 Edition


Praise

Praise

,
Verb.
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
,
Noun.
, and cf.
Appreciate
,
Praise
,
Noun.
,
Prize
,
Verb.
]
1.
To commend; to applaud; to express approbation of; to laud; – applied to a person or his acts.
“I praise well thy wit.”
Chaucer.
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.
[Obs.]
Piers Plowman.
Syn. – To commend; laud; eulogize; celebrate; glorify; magnify.
– To
Praise
,
Applaud
,
Extol
. To praise is to set at high price; to applaud is to greet with clapping; to extol is to bear aloft, to exalt. We may praise in the exercise of calm judgment; we usually applaud from impulse, and on account of some specific act; we extol under the influence of high admiration, and usually in strong, if not extravagant, language.

Praise

,
Noun.
[OE.
preis
, OF.
preis
price, worth, value, estimation. See
Praise
,
Verb.
,
Price
.]
1.
Commendation for worth; approval expressed; honor rendered because of excellence or worth; laudation; approbation.
There are men who always confound the
praise
of goodness with the practice.
Rambler.
Praise may be expressed by an individual, and thus differs from fame, renown, and celebrity, which are always the expression of the approbation of numbers, or public commendation.
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. 21.
Syn. – Encomium; honor; eulogy; panegyric; plaudit; applause; acclaim; eclat; commendation; laudation.

Webster 1828 Edition


Praise

PRAISE

,
Noun.
s as z. [L. pretium.]
1.
Commendation bestowed on a person for his personal virtues or worthy actions, on meritorious actions themselves, or on any thing valuable; approbation expressed in words or song. Praise may be expressed by an individual, and in this circumstance differs from fame, renown, and celebrity, which are the expression of the approbation of numbers, or public commendation. When praise is applied to the expression of public approbation, it may be synonymous with renown, or nearly so. A man may deserve the praise of an individual, or of a nation.
There are men who always confound the praise of goodness with the practice.
2.
The expression of gratitude for personal favors conferred; a glorifying or extolling.
He hath put a new song into my mouth, even praise to our God. Ps.40.
3.
The object, ground or reason of praise.
He is thy praise,and he is thy God. Deut.10.

PRAISE

,
Verb.
T.
[L. tollo, extollo; pretium.]
1.
To commend; to applaud; to express approbation of personal worth or actions.
We praise not Hector, though his name we know
Is great in arms; 'tis hard to praise a foe.
2.
To extol in words or song; to magnify; to glorify on account of perfections or excellent works.
Praise him, all his angels, praise ye him, all his hosts. Ps.148.
3.
To express gratitude for personal favors. Ps.138.
4.
To do honor to; to display the excellence of.
All thy works shall praise thee, O Lord. Ps.145.

Definition 2023


praise

praise

English

Noun

praise (plural praises)

  1. commendation; favourable representation in words
  2. worship

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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.

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Scottish Gaelic

Noun

praise f

  1. genitive singular of prais