Definitions of praise

  1. an expression of approval and commendation; " he always appreciated praise for his work"
  2. express praise for
  3. offering words of homage as an act of worship; " they sang a hymn of praise to God"
  4. express approval of; " The parents praised their children for their academic performance"
  5. To commend; to applaud; to express approbation of; to laud; -- applied to a person or his acts.
  6. 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.
  7. To value; to appraise.
  8. Commendation for worth; approval expressed; honor rendered because of excellence or worth; laudation; approbation.
  9. 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.
  10. The object, ground, or reason of praise.
  11. Approval; fame; renown; applause; glorification of God.
  12. To bestow approval upon; honor; worship.
  13. The expression of the price or value in which any person or thing is held: commendation: tribute of gratitude: a glorifying, as in worship: reason of praise.
  14. To express estimation of: to commend: to honor: to glorify, as in worship.
  15. Commendation; reason of praise.
  16. To commend; honor.
  17. To express approval or adoration of.
  18. Commendation; applause.
  19. Thanksgiving for blessings; laudation to the Deity.
  20. The object, reason, or subject of commendation.
  21. Commendation; approbation; the expression of gratitude for favours; a glorifying or extolling; object, ground, or reason of praise.
  22. To bestow commendation on; to extol; to commend or applaud.
  23. Commendation bestowed upon a person; admiration or approbation expressed; fame; renown; applause; a glorifying or extolling, as God.
  24. To express approbation of; to extol; to commend; to glorify in words or song, as God; to celebrate.

Usage examples for praise

  1. They did sae much more than just praise me! – Between You and Me by Sir Harry Lauder
  2. He has written to her to- day warmly in praise of us both, and telling her by all means not to let the acquaintance cool, and that in such a case her loss would be much greater than mine. – The Life and Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Volume I (of 2) by Florence A. Thomas Marshall
  3. You have nothing to do but praise me. – Erema My Father's Sin by R. D. Blackmore
  4. I thought Mrs. Green would praise me. – The Tale of Old Dog Spot by Arthur Scott Bailey
  5. I have long been accustomed to receive more blame, as well as more praise than I have deserved. – Benjamin Franklin by John Torrey Morse, Jr.
  6. Thank you, mother, that is sweet praise and worth going through the experience that will make a man of me. – Ralph of the Roundhouse by Allen Chapman
  7. 181 Author of the Book of Praise – A Brief Handbook of English Authors by Oscar Fay Adams
  8. Money I have none, and therefore I pay in praise which is all I have: and how ready I am to praise any one who appears to me to speak well you will very soon find out when you answer; for I expect that you will answer well. – Plato's Republic by Plato
  9. It is as hard for praise to keep the law of the head as for blame to keep the law of the heart. – A History of Nineteenth Century Literature (1780-1895) by George Saintsbury
  10. Look to yourself when men praise you, and look to yourself when men blame you. – Bunyan Characters First Series by Alexander Whyte
  11. Nothing pleased her more, even in her old age, than praise of her personal appearance. – School History of North Carolina by John W. Moore
  12. I do not praise myself for that. – The Pretty Lady by Arnold E. Bennett
  13. They say: 'Yes, he praise Germany to the sky; now I guess he talk the other side of his mouth purty good. – The Wrong Twin by Harry Leon Wilson
  14. This is strong, perhaps too strong praise – Robert Burns by Principal Shairp
  15. I never doubted but you would distinguish yourself, and your praise is now in every man's mouth. – Memoirs of Aaron Burr, Complete by Matthew L. Davis
  16. It is much to his praise – Food for the Lambs; or, Helps for Young Christians by Charles Ebert Orr
  17. And, after all, experience is a thing that all men praise – The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli
  18. Ah, passing few are they who speak, Wild, stormy month, in praise of thee. – Some Winter Days in Iowa by Frederick John Lazell
  19. Then Mary was filled with the Spirit of the Lord, and broke out into a song of praise – The Wonder Book of Bible Stories by Compiled by Logan Marshall
  20. Seth asked eagerly, trying hard not to show how delighted he was by this praise – An Amateur Fireman by James Otis