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verb [transitive]     praise pronunciation in British English
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present tense
present participlepraising
past tensepraised
past participlepraised
  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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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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