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Definition of "praise" []

  • Expression of approval, commendation, or admiration. (noun)
  • The extolling or exaltation of a deity, ruler, or hero. (noun)
  • Archaic A reason for praise; merit. (noun)
  • To express warm approbation of, commendation for, or admiration for. (verb-transitive)
  • To extol or exalt; worship. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "praise" in a sentence
  • "Both begin with the _praise_ of the Lord to whom all praise is due."
  • "a thousand years since_: neither am I moved with certain courtly decencies, which I esteem it flattery to praise in presence; no, it is flattery to _praise in absence: that is_, when _either_ the virtue is absent, _or -- the occasion_ is absent, and so the praise is _not natural_, but _forced_, either in truth, _or -- in time_."
  • "Faint praise is still praise from the Walking Dead."