praise

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noun
ADJECTIVE
considerable, effusive, extravagant, fulsome, glowing, great, high, lavish, special, unstinting, warm

The speech earned him lavish praise from the press.

faint

My comment sounds like damning with faint praise (= praise so little that you seem to be criticizing).

widespread
universal
critical (= praise from the critics of art, music, etc.)

The novels have won widespread critical praise.

public

His accomplishments won him wide public praise.

VERB + PRAISE
be full of, be fulsome in (esp. BrE), be gushing in (esp. BrE), be unstinting in, gush with (esp. AmE)

The critics were full of praise for the movie.

The director is equally gushing in his praise of the actor.

He was unstinting in his praise of his teacher.

She gushed with praise for the winners.

give sb, have, offer

He has great praise for his co-stars.

single sb out for

The team's coach singled his goalkeeper out for praise.

heap, lavish, shower (sb with)

an article heaping praise on the government

come in for, receive
attract, draw, earn, garner, get, win

The play has attracted universal praise.

deserve

These artists deserve praise for the clarity of their visions.

PREPOSITION
beyond praise

This book is beyond praise.

in praise of

He wrote many poems in praise of his wife.

praise for

They earned praise for their efforts.

praise from

The decision also won praise from local people.

praise of

her praise of his skill

praise to

much joyous singing and praise to God

PHRASES
a chorus of praise, a paean of praise (literary)

The French manager led the chorus of praise for the German team.

have nothing but praise for sb/sth

The patients interviewed had nothing but praise for the hospital staff.

sing sb's praises

The newspapers were singing the president's praises.

a word of praise

There were words of praise for the show's designer.

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verb
ADVERB
effusively, highly, lavishly, warmly

He praised all his staff highly.

publicly
justly, rightly

Her achievements in this field have been rightly praised.

repeatedly

She repeatedly praised him and his works.

VERB + PRAISE
be quick to

The defeated captain was quick to praise the winning team.

PREPOSITION
for

They praised him for his cooking.

PHRASES
be unanimously praised, be universally praised, be widely praised

The album has been universally praised for its creativity.

praise sb/sth to the skies

Her manager praised her to the skies.

Praise is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑critic
Praise is used with these nouns as the object: ↑bravery, ↑decision, ↑effort, ↑god, ↑work

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • praise — praise, laud, acclaim, extol, eulogize mean to express approbation or esteem. Praise often implies no more than warmly expressed commendation {what we admire we praise, and when we praise, advance it into notice Cowper} When specifically referred …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • praise — [prāz] vt. praised, praising [ME praisen < OFr preisier < LL pretiare < L pretium, worth, PRICE] 1. Obs. to set a price on; appraise 2. to commend the worth of; express approval or admiration of 3. to laud the glory of (God, etc.), as in …   English World dictionary

  • praise — ► VERB 1) express warm approval of or admiration for. 2) express respect and gratitude towards (a deity). ► NOUN 1) the expression of approval or admiration. 2) the expression of respect and gratitude as an act of worship. ● praise be Cf. ↑ …   English terms dictionary

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  • praise — [n] congratulations; adoration acclaim, acclamation, accolade, applause, appreciation, approbation, approval, big hand*, boost, bravo, celebration, cheer, cheering, citation, commendation, compliment, cry, devotion, encomium, esteem, eulogy,… …   New thesaurus

  • praise be — ► praise be expressing relief, joy, or gratitude. Main Entry: ↑praise …   English terms dictionary

  • praise — I noun acclaim, acclamation, accolade, admiration, adulation, advocacy, applause, appreciation, approbation, approval, celebration, commendation, compliment, congratulation, credit, deserved tribute, distinction, encomium, estimation, exaltation …   Law dictionary

  • praise — praise1 [preız] v [T] [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: preisier, from Late Latin pretiare to value highly , from Latin pretium; PRICE1] 1.) to say that you admire and approve of someone or something, especially publicly ≠ ↑criticize ▪ Jane …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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