1. [syn: laudatory, praiseful, praising]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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.
We praise not Hector, though his name, we know,
Is great in arms; 't is hard to praise a foe.
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
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: full of or giving praise; "a laudatory remark" [syn:
laudatory, praiseful, praising]