Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To commend; to applaud; to express approbation of; to laud; – applied to a person or his acts.“I praise well thy wit.”
Let her own works
praiseher in the gates.
Prov. xxxi. 31.
Is great in arms; ’t is hard to
praisenot Hector, though his name, we know,
Is great in arms; ’t is hard to
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.
Praiseye him, all his angels;
praiseye him, all his hosts!
Ps. cxlviii. 2.
To value; to appraise.
Syn. – To commend; laud; eulogize; celebrate; glorify; magnify.
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.
Commendation for worth; approval expressed; honor rendered because of excellence or worth; laudation; approbation.
There are men who always confound the
praiseof goodness with the practice.
☞ 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.
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.
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
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.
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.