American English

Definition of praise verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they praise
    he / she / it praises
    past simple praised
    -ing form praising
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  1. 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.
  2. 2praise somebody to express your thanks to or your respect for God Praise the Lord. Allah be praised.
  3. Idioms
    praise somebody/something to the skies
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    to praise someone or something a lot
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: praise