praise Definition

  • 1the expression of approval or admiration for someone or something
  • 2the act of expressing approval or admiration

Using praise: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "praise" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The teacher praised the student for her hard work.

  • Example

    The book received high praise from critics.

  • Example

    He deserves praise for his bravery.

  • Example

    She sang the praises of her favorite restaurant.

praise Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with praise

  • sing someone's praises

    to speak highly of someone


    She always sings her boss's praises to everyone she meets.

  • an exclamation of relief or gratitude


    Praise be, I finally found my lost keys!

  • to praise someone or something excessively


    The movie was good, but the critics were praising it to the skies.

Origins of praise

from Old French 'preisier', meaning 'to prize, value'


Summary: praise in Brief

The term 'praise' [preɪz] refers to the expression of approval or admiration for someone or something. It can be given for a variety of reasons, such as hard work, bravery, or quality. Phrases like 'sing someone's praises' and 'praise be' are used to express high regard or gratitude.

How do native speakers use this expression?