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praise

2 noun
     
praise2 [uncountable]
1 words that you say or write in order to praise someone or something [≠ criticism]:
Give plenty of praise and encouragement.
Mrs. George was full of praise for her nurses (=she praised them a lot).
His first novel received high praise.
in praise of somebody/something
a poem in praise of his hero
Gregory was singled out for special praise.
There were words of praise for the girls.
The film has won praise from audiences and critics alike.
2 the expression of respect and thanks to God:
Let us give praise unto the Lord.
songs of praise
3

praise be!

old-fashioned used when you are very pleased about something that has happened

➔ sing somebody's praises

at sing (4)

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