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praise

verb [T] uk   /preɪz/ us  

praise verb [T] (SHOW APPROVAL)

B2 to express admiration or approval about the achievements or characteristics of a person or thing: He should be praised for his honesty. My parents always praised me when I did well at school. He was highly praised for his research on heart disease.

praise verb [T] (WORSHIP)

to honour, worship, and express admiration for a god: They sang hymns praising God.

praise

noun [U] uk   /preɪz/ us  

praise noun [U] (APPROVAL)

C1 things that you say that express your admiration and approval for someone or something: They deserve praise for all their hard work. His economic policies have won widespread praise for reducing government debt. Praise from Adrian is (high) praise indeed. (= praise from him is particularly special because he rarely praises anyone.)

praise noun [U] (GOD)

formal an expression of respect and worship to a god: As we give praise to God, let us remember those who are less fortunate than ourselves.
(Definition of praise from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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