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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [preyz]
    • /preɪz/
    • /preɪz/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [preyz]
    • /preɪz/

Definitions of praise word

  • noun praise the act of expressing approval or admiration; commendation; laudation. 1
  • noun praise the offering of grateful homage in words or song, as an act of worship: a hymn of praise to God. 1
  • noun praise the state of being approved or admired: The king lived in praise for many years. 1
  • noun praise Archaic. a ground for praise, or a merit. 1
  • verb with object praise to express approval or admiration of; commend; extol. 1
  • verb with object praise to offer grateful homage to (God or a deity), as in words or song. 1

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Origin of praise

First appearance:

before 1175
One of the 8% oldest English words
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

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Praise


praise popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 96% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

praise usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for praise

noun praise

  • acclaim — If someone or something is acclaimed, they are praised enthusiastically.
  • admiration — Admiration is a feeling of great liking and respect for a person or thing.
  • applause — Applause is the noise made by a group of people clapping their hands to show approval.
  • approbation — Approbation is approval of something or agreement to it.
  • approval — If you win someone's approval for something that you ask for or suggest, they agree to it.

verb praise

  • admire — If you admire someone or something, you like and respect them very much.
  • adulate — to flatter or praise obsequiously
  • aggrandize — To aggrandize someone means to make them seem richer, more powerful, and more important than they really are. To aggrandize a building means to make it more impressive.
  • applaud — When a group of people applaud, they clap their hands in order to show approval, for example when they have enjoyed a play or concert.
  • appreciate — If you appreciate something, for example a piece of music or good food, you like it because you recognize its good qualities.

Antonyms for praise

verb praise

  • abase — to humble or belittle (oneself, etc)
  • abuse — Abuse of someone is cruel and violent treatment of them.
  • accuse — If you accuse someone of doing something wrong or dishonest, you say or tell them that you believe that they did it.
  • admonish — If you admonish someone, you tell them very seriously that they have done something wrong.
  • affront — If something affronts you, you feel insulted and hurt because of it.

noun praise

  • abusage — wrong or improper use
  • accusation — If you make an accusation against someone, you criticize them or express the belief that they have done something wrong.
  • admonishment — to caution, advise, or counsel against something.
  • admonition — An admonition is a warning or criticism about someone's behaviour.
  • anathema — If something is anathema to you, you strongly dislike it.

Top questions with praise

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