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praise

praise

 
 
pronunciation:
preIz
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a verbal expression of admiration, approval, or respect; commendation.
He received much praise for his work.
synonyms:
applause, approbation, commendation, compliment, encomium, kudos, laudation
antonyms:
abuse, condemnation, criticism, dispraise, obloquy, slander, stricture, vituperation
similar words:
acclaim, acclamation, accolade, approval, eulogy, flattery, honor, panegyric, plaudit, recognition, reverence, testimonial
definition 2: the glorification of a god, ruler, or other object of worship, esp. with song.
They rejoiced and sang praises to their god.
synonyms:
alleluia, hosanna, hymn, laud, paean
similar words:
glory, prayer, reverence
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: praised, praises, praising
definition 1: to speak of with approval and admiration; commend or laud.
They praised us for our tenacity.
synonyms:
applaud, celebrate, commend, extol, laud
antonyms:
abuse, admonish, arraign, attack, blame, castigate, censure, chastise, chide, condemn, criticize, damn, denounce, deride, disparage, dispraise, malign, rebuke, revile, scold
similar words:
acclaim, adulate, cite, compliment, congratulate, exalt, flatter, hail, hymn, pat on the back, salute
definition 2: to honor or glorify (a deity, ruler, or the like) with words or song.
The congregation praised God.
synonyms:
exalt, glorify, hymn
similar words:
bless, carol, celebrate, psalm, worship
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