praise


praise
praise [n] congratulations; adoration acclaim, acclamation, accolade, applause, appreciation, approbation, approval, big hand*, boost, bravo, celebration, cheer, cheering, citation, commendation, compliment, cry, devotion, encomium, esteem, eulogy, exaltation, extolment, flattery, glorification, glory, good word*, homage, hurrah, hymn, kudos*, laudation, obeisance, ovation, panegyric, pat on the back*, plaudit, puff*, rave, recognition, recommendation, regard, sycophancy, thanks, tribute, worship; concepts 69,278 —Ant. blame, censure, condemnation, criticism praise [v] congratulate; adore acclaim, admire, adulate, advocate, aggrandize, applaud, appreciate, approve, bless, boost, bow down*, build up*, cajole, celebrate, cheer, cite, clap, commend, compliment, cry up*, dignify, distinguish, elevate, endorse, ennoble, eulogize, exalt, extol, flatter, give thanks, glorify, hail, honor, laud, make much of*, panegyrize, pay homage, pay tribute, proclaim, puff*, rave over, recommend, resound, reverence, root*, sanction, sing the praises*, smile on*, stroke*, tout, worship; concept 69 —Ant. accuse, blame, censure, condemn, denounce, reproach

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  • Praise — Praise, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Praised}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Praising}.] [OE. preisen, OF. preisier, prisier, F. priser, L. pretiare to prize, fr. pretium price. See {Price}, n., and cf. {Appreciate}, {Praise}, n., {Prize}, v.] 1. To commend; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Praise — Praise, n. [OE. preis, OF. preis price, worth, value, estimation. See {Praise}, v., {Price}.] 1. Commendation for worth; approval expressed; honor rendered because of excellence or worth; laudation; approbation. [1913 Webster] There are men who… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • praise — praise, laud, acclaim, extol, eulogize mean to express approbation or esteem. Praise often implies no more than warmly expressed commendation {what we admire we praise, and when we praise, advance it into notice Cowper} When specifically referred …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • praise — [prāz] vt. praised, praising [ME praisen < OFr preisier < LL pretiare < L pretium, worth, PRICE] 1. Obs. to set a price on; appraise 2. to commend the worth of; express approval or admiration of 3. to laud the glory of (God, etc.), as in …   English World dictionary

  • praise — ► VERB 1) express warm approval of or admiration for. 2) express respect and gratitude towards (a deity). ► NOUN 1) the expression of approval or admiration. 2) the expression of respect and gratitude as an act of worship. ● praise be Cf. ↑ …   English terms dictionary

  • Praise FM — is a nickname associated with the following religious radio stations:* KBHL FM 103.9 Osakis, Minnesota (plus several satellites and repeaters) * WVVW LP 98.1 Belpre, Ohio ** WVVP LP 96.1 Marietta, Ohio (repeater of WVVW) * WSRX 89.5 Naples,… …   Wikipedia

  • praise be — ► praise be expressing relief, joy, or gratitude. Main Entry: ↑praise …   English terms dictionary

  • praise — I noun acclaim, acclamation, accolade, admiration, adulation, advocacy, applause, appreciation, approbation, approval, celebration, commendation, compliment, congratulation, credit, deserved tribute, distinction, encomium, estimation, exaltation …   Law dictionary

  • praise — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ considerable, effusive, extravagant, fulsome, glowing, great, high, lavish, special, unstinting …   Collocations dictionary

  • praise — praise1 [preız] v [T] [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: preisier, from Late Latin pretiare to value highly , from Latin pretium; PRICE1] 1.) to say that you admire and approve of someone or something, especially publicly ≠ ↑criticize ▪ Jane …   Dictionary of contemporary English