praise - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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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.

  2. 2
    to worship God with words or music

    Let us praise the Lord!’