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Definitions of praise

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

  1. 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.
  2. I do not praise myself for that. – The Pretty Lady by Arnold E. Bennett
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. This is strong, perhaps too strong praise. – Robert Burns by Principal Shairp
  6. 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
  7. And, after all, experience is a thing that all men praise. – The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli
  8. I thought Mrs. Green would praise me. – The Tale of Old Dog Spot by Arthur Scott Bailey
  9. 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
  10. Look to yourself when men praise you, and look to yourself when men blame you. – Bunyan Characters First Series by Alexander Whyte
  11. They did sae much more than just praise me! – Between You and Me by Sir Harry Lauder
  12. Nothing pleased her more, even in her old age, than praise of her personal appearance. – School History of North Carolina by John W. Moore
  13. 181 Author of the Book of Praise. – A Brief Handbook of English Authors by Oscar Fay Adams
  14. Seth asked eagerly, trying hard not to show how delighted he was by this praise. – An Amateur Fireman by James Otis
  15. You have nothing to do but praise me. – Erema My Father's Sin by R. D. Blackmore
  16. 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
  17. Ah, passing few are they who speak, Wild, stormy month, in praise of thee. – Some Winter Days in Iowa by Frederick John Lazell
  18. 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
  19. It is much to his praise. – Food for the Lambs; or, Helps for Young Christians by Charles Ebert Orr
  20. 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
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