- 1to express your approval or admiration for someone or something synonym compliment praise somebody/something She praised his cooking. praise somebody/something for something/for doing something He praised his team for their performance. They were praised by police for reporting the theft. praise somebody/something as something Critics praised the work as highly original.
- 2praise somebody to express your thanks to or your respect for God Praise the Lord. Allah be praised. Idioms
NAmE//preɪz//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they praise
he / she / it praises
past simple praised
-ing form praising
to praise someone or something a lot
praise somebody/something to the skiesjump to other results