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  3  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 
  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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Praise  \Praise\,  n.  [OE.  preis,  OF  preis  price,  worth,  value, 
  estimation.  See  {Praise},  v.,  {Price}.] 
  1.  Commendation  for  worth;  approval  expressed;  honor  rendered 
  because  of  excellence  or  worth;  laudation;  approbation. 
  There  are  men  who  always  confound  the  praise  of 
  goodness  with  the  practice.  --Rambler. 
  Note:  Praise  may  be  expressed  by  an  individual,  and  thus 
  differs  from  fame,  renown,  and  celebrity,  which  are 
  always  the  expression  of  the  approbation  of  numbers,  or 
  public  commendation. 
  2.  Especially,  the  joyful  tribute  of  gratitude  or  homage 
  rendered  to  the  Divine  Being  the  act  of  glorifying  or 
  extolling  the  Creator;  worship,  particularly  worship  by 
  song,  distinction  from  prayer  and  other  acts  of  worship; 
  as  a  service  of  praise. 
  3.  The  object,  ground,  or  reason  of  praise. 
  He  is  thy  praise,  and  he  is  thy  God.  --Deut.  x.??. 
  Syn:  Encomium;  honor;  eulogy;  panegyric;  plaudit;  applause; 
  acclaim;  eclat;  commendation;  laudation. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  an  expression  of  approval  and  commendation;  "he  always 
  appreciated  praise  for  his  work"  [syn:  {congratulations}, 
  2:  offering  words  of  homage  as  an  act  of  worship;  "they  sang  a 
  hymn  of  praise  to  God" 
  v  :  express  praise  for  [ant:  {criticize}] 

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