An Obama appointment: Schwarzenegger and Obama have been full of praise for each other.
Obama stepped in it by echoing W.'s praise for Brownie, saying Larry Summers had done "a heck of a job."
It was a moment 10 years in the making and even earned Obama praise from his often critical peers across the aisle.
c.1300, "to laud, commend, flatter," from Old French preisier, variant of prisier "to praise, value," from Late Latin preciare, earlier pretiare (see price (n.)). Replaced Old English lof, hreþ.
Specifically with God as an object from late 14c. Related: Praised; praising. Now a verb in most Germanic languages (German preis, Danish pris, etc.), but only in English is it differentiated in form from cognate price.
early 14c., not common until 16c., from praise (v.).