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PRAISE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does praise mean? 

PRAISE (noun)
  The noun PRAISE has 2 senses:

1. an expression of approval and commendation
2. offering words of homage as an act of worship

  Familiarity information: PRAISE used as a noun is rare.


PRAISE (verb)
  The verb PRAISE has 1 sense:

1. express approval of

  Familiarity information: PRAISE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PRAISE (noun)


Sense 1praise [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An expression of approval and commendation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

congratulations; extolment; kudos; praise

Context example:

he always appreciated praise for his work

Hypernyms ("praise" is a kind of...):

approval; commendation (a message expressing a favorable opinion)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "praise"):

superlative (an exaggerated expression (usually of praise))

encomium; eulogy; paean; panegyric; pean (a formal expression of praise)

eulogium; eulogy (a formal expression of praise for someone who has died recently)

good word; recommendation; testimonial (something that recommends (or expresses commendation) of a person or thing as worthy or desirable)

compliment (a remark (or act) expressing praise and admiration)


Sense 2praise [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Offering words of homage as an act of worship

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

they sang a hymn of praise to God

Hypernyms ("praise" is a kind of...):

worship (the activity of worshipping)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "praise"):

hallelujah (a shout or song of praise to God)


PRAISE (verb)


Sense 1praise [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Express approval of

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

The parents praised their children for their academic performance

Hypernyms (to "praise" is one way to...):

appraise; assess; evaluate; measure; valuate; value (place a value on; judge the worth of something)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "praise"):

gush; rave (praise enthusiastically)

commend (express approval of)

commend; recommend (express a good opinion of)

advertise; advertize; promote; push (make publicity for; try to sell (a product))

puff; puff up (praise extravagantly)

compliment; congratulate (say something to someone that expresses praise)

eulogise; eulogize (praise formally and eloquently)

blandish; flatter (praise somewhat dishonestly)

exalt; extol; glorify; laud; proclaim (praise, glorify, or honor)

applaud (express approval of)

salute (express commendation of)

troll (praise or celebrate in song)

sonnet (praise in a sonnet)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something

Sentence example:

Sam and Sue praise the movie

Antonym:

criticize (find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws)


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