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noun [uncountable] American English pronunciation: praise /preɪz/

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  1. 1
    an expression of strong approval or admiration

    Give your child plenty of praise and encouragement.

    be full of praise for:

    Guests were full of praise for the food.

    high praise (=a lot of praise):

    Everyone involved deserves the highest praise.

    in praise of:

    a poem in praise of London

    win/earn/deserve praise:

    Christina and Sara won the praise of hospital staff for their bravery.

    See also  damn4, sing

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