praises

praise [praise praises praised praising] noun, verb [preɪz] [preɪz]
1. (also less frequent praises plural) words that show approval of or admiration for sb/sth

His teachers are

full of praise for

the progress he's making.

She wrote poems

in praise of

freedom.

His latest movie has

won high praise from

the critics.

We have

nothing but praise

for the way they handled the investigation.

The team coach singled out two players for special praise.

She left with their praises ringing in her ears.

They always

sing his praises (= praise him very highly)

.

2. the expression of worship to God

hymns/songs of praise

Praise be (to God)!

(= expressing belief or joy)
see damn sb/sth with faint praise at damn v.
 
Word Origin:
Middle English (also in the sense ‘set a price on, attach value to’): from Old French preisier ‘to prize, praise’, from late Latin pretiare, from Latin pretium ‘price’. Compare with prize.  
Thesaurus:

The movie won high praise from the critics.

creditacclaimapprovaladmirationflattery|informal a pat on the back|formal adulationesteem
Opp: criticism, (formal) Opp: censure
praise/credit/acclaim/approval/a pat on the back for (doing) sth
universal/widespread praise/acclaim/approval
deserve praise/credit/acclaim/a pat on the back
earn/win praise/acclaim/approval
Praise or credit? Praise describes what you actually say, for example

Well done! That's wonderful!
Credit refers to an opinion or feeling of admiration; it can also suggest a reward

We should give credit to the organizers.

Credit is given in the exam for good spelling.
 
Example Bank:

He was unstinting in his praise of his teacher.

He wrote many poems in praise of his wife.

His accomplishments won him wide public praise.

My comment sounds like damning with faint praise.

The French manager led the chorus of praise for the German team.

The critics were full of praise for the film.

The decision also won praise from local people.

The newspapers were singing the president's praises.

The novels have won widespread critical praise.

The patients interviewed had nothing but praise for the hospital staff.

The play has attracted universal praise.

The speech earned him lavish praise from the press.

The team's coach singled his goalkeeper out for praise.

There were words of praise for the show's designer.

These artists deserve praise for the clarity of their visions.

They earned praise for their efforts.

This book is beyond praise.

an article heaping praise on the government

her praise of his skill

much joyous singing and praise to God

His teachers are full of praise for the progress he's making.

Praise be (to God)!

They always sing his praises.

hymns/songs of praise

1. to express your approval or admiration for sb/sth
Syn: compliment

\praises sb/sth

She praised his cooking.

\praises sb/sth for sth/for doing sth

He praised his team for their performance.

They were praised by police for reporting the theft.

\praises sb/sth as sth

Critics praised the work as highly original.

2. \praises sb to express your thanks to or your respect for God

Praise the Lord.

Allah be praised.

Verb forms:  
Word Origin:
Middle English (also in the sense ‘set a price on, attach value to’): from Old French preisier ‘to prize, praise’, from late Latin pretiare, from Latin pretium ‘price’. Compare with prize.  
Thesaurus:

He praised the team for their performance.

congratulatecomplimentacclaimflatter|formal applaudcelebratecommend|especially journalism hailrave|often disapproving glorify
Opp: criticize
praise/congratulate/applaud/commend sb for (doing) sth
congratulate/compliment/commend sb on sth
praise/applaud/commend/hail a decison/plan
be highly/widely/universally praised/acclaimed/commended
Praise or congratulate? The object of the word praise can be a person, or their qualities, abilities or achievements; the object of congratulate must be a person:

I praised his ability to stay calm.
 ✗ I congratulated his ability to stay calm. You praise sb you are responsible for or have authority over, but not sb who has authority over you or is your equal:

He praised/congratulated his son/class/team.

He congratulated his colleague on her promotion.
 
Example Bank:

He praised all his staff highly.

Her achievements in this field have been rightly praised.

Her manager praised her to the skies.

She repeatedly praised him and his works.

The album has been universally praised for its creativity.

The defeated captain was quick to praise the winning team.

They praised him for his cooking.

 

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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