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Etymology 1 Edit

From Middle English praise, preyse, from the verb (see below). Doublet of prize. Displaced native Middle English lof from Old English lof (praise) and Middle English loenge, loange from Old French löenge, löange (praise).

Noun Edit

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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Terms derived from praise (noun)
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Etymology 2 Edit

From Middle English praisen, preisen, from Old French proisier, preisier (to value, prize), from Late Latin pretiō (to value, prize) from pretium (price, worth, reward). Displaced native Middle English herien from Old English herian (to praise).

Verb Edit

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 Edit

Adjective Edit


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

Mutation Edit

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 Edit

Noun Edit

praise f

  1. genitive singular of prais