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praise / prāz/ • v. [tr.] express warm approval or admiration of: we can't praise Chris enough—he did a brilliant job. ∎  express one's respect and gratitude toward (a deity), esp. in song: we praise God for past blessings. • n. the expression of approval or admiration for someone or something: the audience was full of praise for the whole production. ∎  the expression of respect and gratitude as an act of worship: give praise to God. PHRASES: praise be archaic used as an expression of relief, joy, or gratitude. sing the praises of express enthusiastic approval or admiration of (someone or something): Uncle Felix never stopped singing her praises.DERIVATIVES: praise·ful / -fəl/ adj.

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326. Praise

See also 210. HONORS and REGALIA .

dyslogy
a written or spoken passage conveying disapproval or censure. Cf. eulogy. dyslogist, n. dyslogistic, dyslogistical, adj.
encomium
formal praise; an elaborate or ceremonial panegyric or eulogy. encomiast, n. encomiastic, adj.
eulogy
a written or spoken passage conveying approval, praise, and laudation, often of someone who has just died. Cf. dyslogy eulogistic, eulogistical, adj. eulogist, n.
panegyric
1. a formal speech of praise.
2. any form of enthusiastic praise. panegyric, panegyrical, adj. panegyrist, n.

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praise praise the child, and you make love to the mother proverbial saying, early 19th century, playing on maternal pride.
sing the praises of express enthusiastic approval or admiration of.

See also damn with faint praise.

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praise vb. XIII. — OF. preisier price, value, praise:- late L. pretiāre, f. L. pretium price.
Hence sb. XV; whence praiseworthy XVI.

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