- v. & n.
1 express warm approval or admiration of.
2 glorify (God) in words.
—n. the act or an instance of praising; commendation (won high praise; were loud in their praises).
Phrases and idioms:
praise be! an exclamation of pious gratitude. sing the praises of commend (a person) highly.
praiseful adj. praiser n.
Etymology: ME f. OF preisier price, prize, praise, f. LL pretiare f. L pretium price: cf. PRIZE(1)
Useful english dictionary. 2012.