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Definition of Praise


  1. To commend; to applaud; to express approbation of; to laud; -- applied to a person or his acts.
  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.
  3. To value; to appraise.
  4. Commendation for worth; approval expressed; honor rendered because of excellence or worth; laudation; approbation.
  5. 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.
  6. The object, ground, or reason of praise.

Praise Quotations

The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
Oprah Winfrey

The sacrifices made by veterans and their willingness to fight in defense of our nation merit our deep respect and praise - and to the best in benefits and medical care.
Sue Kelly

What can everyone do? Praise and blame. This is human virtue, this is human madness.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Take heed, then, often to come together to give thanks to God, and show forth His praise. For when you assemble frequently in the same place, the powers of Satan are destroyed, and the destruction at which he aims is prevented by the unity of your faith.
Ignatius of Antioch

Undeserved praise causes more pangs of conscience later than undeserved blame, but probably only for this reason, that our power of judgment are more completely exposed by being over praised than by being unjustly underestimated.
Friedrich Nietzsche
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Praise Translations

praise in Afrikaans is prys
praise in Danish is rose
praise in Dutch is loven, roemen, verheerlijken, prijzen
praise in German is Lob, anpreisen, Lob
praise in Italian is lode, elogiare
praise in Latin is laudatio, laus
praise in Portuguese is elogio
praise in Spanish is elogio, alabanza, alabar
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