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”).
praise (countable and uncountable, plural praises)
- 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
- praise of God
Terms derived from praise (noun)
commendation; favorable representation in words
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praise (third-person singular simple present praises, present participle praising, simple past and past participle praised)
- 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.
Conjugation of praise
|present tense||past tense|
|2nd-person singular||praise, praisest†||praised, praisedst†|
|3rd-person singular||praises, praiseth†||praised|
to give praise to
- praise in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- praise in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911
- inflection of pras:
|Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.|