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praising


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Praise  \Praise\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Praised};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Praising}.]  [OE.  preisen,  OF  preisier  prisier,  F.  priser, 
  L.  pretiare  to  prize,  fr  pretium  price.  See  {Price},  n.,  and 
  cf  {Appreciate},  {Praise},  n.,  {Prize},  v.] 
  1.  To  commend;  to  applaud;  to  express  approbation  of  to 
  laud;  --  applied  to  a  person  or  his  acts  ``I  praise  well 
  thy  wit.''  --Chaucer. 
 
  Let  her  own  works  praise  her  in  the  gates.  --Prov. 
  xxxi.  31. 
 
  We  praise  not  Hector,  though  his  name  we  know  Is 
  great  in  arms;  't  is  hard  to  praise  a  foe.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  To  extol  in  words  or  song;  to  magnify;  to  glorify  on 
  account  of  perfections  or  excellent  works  to  do  honor  to 
  to  display  the  excellence  of  --  applied  especially  to  the 
  Divine  Being 
 
  Praise  ye  him  all  his  angels;  praise  ye  him  all 
  his  hosts!  --Ps.  cxlviii 
  2. 
 
  3.  To  value;  to  appraise.  [Obs.]  --Piers  Plowman. 
 
  Syn:  To  commend;  laud;  eulogize;  celebrate;  glorify;  magnify. 
 
  Usage:  To  {Praise},  {Applaud},  {Extol}.  To  praise  is  to  set 
  at  high  price;  to  applaud  is  to  greet  with  clapping; 
  to  extol  is  to  bear  aloft,  to  exalt.  We  may  praise  in 
  the  exercise  of  calm  judgment;  we  usually  applaud  from 
  impulse,  and  on  account  of  some  specific  act  we  extol 
  under  the  influence  of  high  admiration,  and  usually  in 
  strong,  if  not  extravagant,  language. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  praising 
  adj  :  full  of  or  giving  praise;  "a  laudatory  remark"  [syn:  {laudatory}, 
  {praiseful}] 




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