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verb [transitive]     praise pronunciation in American English
/preɪz/
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present tense
I/you/we/theypraise
he/she/itpraises
present participlepraising
past tensepraised
past participlepraised
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  1. 1
    to express strong approval or admiration for someone or something, especially in public

    Mayor Dixon praised the efforts of those involved in the rescue.

    highly praise:

    The painting of St. Basil’s Cathedral was highly praised.

    praise someone for (doing) something:

    He praised the staff for encouraging the artistic talents of the prisoners.

 
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