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Meaning of “praise” in the English Dictionary

"praise" in British English

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praiseverb [T]

uk   us   /preɪz/
  • praise verb [T] (SHOW APPROVAL)

B2 to ​expressadmiration or ​approval of 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 ​heartdisease.

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praisenoun [U]

uk   us   /preɪz/
  • praise noun [U] (APPROVAL)

C1 things that you say that ​expressyouradmiration and ​approval of someone or something: They ​deserve praise for all ​their hard ​work. His ​economicpolicies have wonwidespread praise for ​reducinggovernmentdebt. Praise from Adrian is (high) praise indeed. (= praise from him is ​particularlyspecial because he ​rarely praises anyone.)

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(Definition of praise from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"praise" in American English

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praiseverb [T]

 us   /preɪz/
  • praise verb [T] (SHOW APPROVAL)

to ​expressstrongadmiration for or ​approval of a ​person or something done: The "Times" praised the mayor’s ​decision to reappoint the ​parkscommissioner.
  • praise verb [T] (WORSHIP GOD)

to ​honor, ​worship, and ​expressadmiration for (​God or a ​god): Praise ​God/the ​Lord.
praise
noun [U]  us   /preɪz/
His ​economicpolicies have ​won praise from ​fellow Republicans.
(Definition of praise from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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