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praise

Pronunciation: (pr?z), [key]
? n., v., praised, prais•ing.
?n.
  1. the act of expressing approval or admiration; commendation; laudation.
  2. the offering of grateful homage in words or song, as an act of worship: a hymn of praise to God.
  3. the state of being approved or admired: The king lived in praise for many years.
  4. a ground for praise, or a merit.
  5. to praise someone publicly and enthusiastically: He is always singing his wife's praises.
?v.t.
  1. to express approval or admiration of; commend; extol.
  2. to offer grateful homage to (God or a deity), as in words or song.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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