praise-fully

praise

[preyz]
noun
1.
the act of expressing approval or admiration; commendation; laudation.
2.
the offering of grateful homage in words or song, as an act of worship: a hymn of praise to God.
3.
the state of being approved or admired: The king lived in praise for many years.
4.
Archaic. a ground for praise, or a merit.
verb (used with object), praised, praising.
5.
to express approval or admiration of; commend; extol.
6.
to offer grateful homage to (God or a deity), as in words or song.
Idioms
7.
sing someone's praises, to praise someone publicly and enthusiastically: He is always singing his wife's praises.

Origin:
1175–1225; (v.) Middle English preisen < Old French preisier to value, prize < Late Latin pretiāre, derivative of Latin pretium price, worth, reward; (noun) Middle English, derivative of the v.; see prize2

praiseful, adjective
praisefully, adverb
praiseless, adjective
praiser, noun
half-praised, adjective
half-praising, adjective
outpraise, verb (used with object), outpraised, outpraising.
repraise, verb (used with object), repraised, repraising.
self-praise, noun
self-praising, adjective
superpraise, noun, verb (used with object), superpraised, superpraising.
unpraised, adjective
unpraiseful, adjective
unpraising, adjective


1. acclamation, plaudit, applause, approbation, compliment. 2. encomium, eulogy, panegyric. 5. laud, applaud, eulogize. See approve. 6. glorify, exalt, honor.


1. condemnation. 5. depreciate.
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praise (preɪz)
 
n
1.  the act of expressing commendation, admiration, etc
2.  the extolling of a deity or the rendering of homage and gratitude to a deity
3.  the condition of being commended, admired, etc
4.  archaic the reason for praise
5.  sing someone's praises to commend someone highly
 
vb
6.  to express commendation, admiration, etc, for
7.  to proclaim or describe the glorious attributes of (a deity) with homage and thanksgiving
 
[C13: from Old French preisier, from Late Latin pretiāre to esteem highly, from Latin pretium prize; compare prize², precious]
 
'praiser
 
n

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praise
early 13c., from O.Fr. preisier "to praise, value," from L.L. preciare, earlier pretiare (c.550; see price). Replaced O.E. lof, hreþ. The noun is attested from early 15c., not common until 16c. Now a verb in most Gmc. languages (Ger. preis, Dan. pris, etc.), but only
in English is it differentiated in form from cognate price. Praiseworthy is first recorded 1530s.
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