Antonyms for praise

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : preyz
Phonetic Transcription : preɪz

Definition of praise

Origin :
  • c.1300, "to laud, commend, flatter," from Old French preisier, variant of prisier "to praise, value," from Late Latin preciare, earlier pretiare (see price (n.)). Replaced Old English lof, hreþ.
  • Specifically with God as an object from late 14c. Related: Praised; praising. Now a verb in most Germanic languages (German preis, Danish pris, etc.), but only in English is it differentiated in form from cognate price.
  • noun congratulations; adoration
  • verb congratulate; adore
Example sentences :
  • Let young men hear the praise of virtue from the lips of beauty.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • Would I rob Heaven and give the praise and honour to the creature?
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • It received the praise of Gifford, the severest of English critics.
  • Extract from : « Biographical Sketches » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Those who succeed, You'll praise perforce,--so there's no need To speak of that.
  • Extract from : « De Libris: Prose and Verse » by Austin Dobson
  • Chip blushed under the praise and hastily answered the question.
  • Extract from : « Chip, of the Flying U » by B. M. Bower
  • The man whom you praise wrested it from me to build this church.
  • Extract from : « Cameos from English History, from Rollo to Edward II » by Charlotte Mary Yonge
  • Nor did the service of praise which preceded the election induce a milder spirit.
  • Extract from : « Quaint Courtships » by Various
  • Help us, then, through grace, and so I will praise Thee from now to all eternity.
  • Extract from : « Camps, Quarters and Casual Places » by Archibald Forbes
  • The minute they find out you're Irish, they'll plaster you with praise.
  • Extract from : « The Foolish Lovers » by St. John G. Ervine
  • Then the sailors sang a hymn of praise, and the hymn was of the king and to the king.
  • Extract from : « A Little Book of Profitable Tales » by Eugene Field

Synonyms for praise

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