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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. an expression of approval and commendation;
- Example: "he always appreciated praise for his work"
[syn: praise, congratulations, kudos, extolment]

2. offering words of homage as an act of worship;
- Example: "they sang a hymn of praise to God"

VERB (1)

1. express approval of;
- Example: "The parents praised their children for their academic performance"

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. [1913 Webster] Let her own works praise her in the gates. --Prov. xxxi. 31. [1913 Webster] We praise not Hector, though his name, we know, Is great in arms; 't is hard to praise a foe. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Praise ye him, all his angels; praise ye him, all his hosts! --Ps. cxlviii. 2. [1913 Webster] 3. To value; to appraise. [Obs.] --Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] There are men who always confound the praise of goodness with the practice. --Rambler. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 3. The object, ground, or reason of praise. [1913 Webster] He is thy praise, and he is thy God. --Deut. x.??. [1913 Webster] Syn: Encomium; honor; eulogy; panegyric; plaudit; applause; acclaim; eclat; commendation; laudation. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

praise n 1: an expression of approval and commendation; "he always appreciated praise for his work" [syn: praise, congratulations, kudos, extolment] 2: offering words of homage as an act of worship; "they sang a hymn of praise to God" v 1: express approval of; "The parents praised their children for their academic performance" [ant: criticise, criticize, knock, pick apart]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

165 Moby Thesaurus words for "praise": acclaim, acclamation, accolade, acknowledgment, adoration, adore, adulate, adulation, aggrandize, apotheosis, apotheosize, applaud, applause, approbation, approval, approve, belaud, benediction, bepraise, bepraisement, beslobber, beslubber, blandish, blandishment, blarney, bless, bless the Lord, blow up, boast of, brag about, bunkum, cajole, cajolement, cajolery, celebrate, citation, cite, cognizance, commend, commendation, compliment, compliments, conceit, congratulation, credit, crediting, crown, crown with laurel, cry up, decorate, deification, deify, devotion, dignify, distinguish, do honor, doxologize, eloge, emblazon, encomium, endorse, endorsement, enhance, ennoble, erect, eulogium, eulogize, eulogy, exalt, exaltation, excessive praise, extol, eyewash, fair words, fawn upon, fawning, flatter, flattery, glorification, glorify, glorify the Lord, glory, grace, grease, hail, hallow, heighten, hero worship, hero-worship, homage, hommage, honeyed phrases, honeyed words, honor, honorable mention, hosanna, hymn, hymn of praise, idolatry, idolize, idolizing, incense, intensify, kudos, laud, laudation, lionize, lionizing, magnification, magnify, make fair weather, make much of, meed of praise, mention, oil, oil the tongue, ovation, overpraise, paean, palaver, panegyric, panegyrize, pay homage to, pay regard to, pay tribute, pay tribute to, plaudits, porter aux nues, praise God, prayer of thanks, pretty lies, proclaim, psalm, psalmody, puff, puff up, recognition, recommend, render honor to, resound, revere, reverence, revile, salute, sing praises, slobber over, soap, soft soap, sublime, sweet nothings, sweet talk, sweet words, sycophancy, thank offering, thank-you, thanks, thanksgiving, tribute, trumpet, uprear, venerate, veneration, wheedle, wheedling, worship