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You may be surprised to discover who is singing your praises. The Sun (2017)The performance won him praise for his singing ability and willingness to laugh at himself. Times, Sunday Times (2017)One imagines that was praise indeed from Forster. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Indeed it won praise both from Remainers and Ukip. The Sun (2017)But it is not enough simply to praise and honour them. The Sun (2013)This false ego requires abnormal amounts of admiration and praise from others to survive. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The mum of two sent the parking company a copy of a police letter praising her courage. The Sun (2010)There was inevitably a backlash against such high praise. PERDITA: The Life of Mary Robinson (2004)The gaffer deserves praise for the players he has brought in. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He praised their courage and nourished their morale. FIGHTER BOYS: Saving Britain 1940 (2003)Are you still seeking their approval and their praise? POSITIVE THINKING: Everything you have always known about positive thinking but were afraid to put into practice (2001)She and her family were full of praise for the police and hospital. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Perhaps when it truly deserves such a term it is the highest praise it could possibly have. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He is a pleasure to watch and deserves any praise he gets. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It would be faint praise to paint him as a safe choice purely because he treats his career responsibly. Times, Sunday Times (2006)His stylistic verve and a gift for irony have earned him considerable praise in Spain. The Times Literary Supplement (2009)This is all praise indeed, yet it is no surprise to hear it. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Praise Many at the service clutched single roses of red or white. The Sun (2008)Now, he cannot praise the president enough. Times, Sunday Times (2012)High praise indeed - and all fully justified. The Sun (2006)The Olympic venues have won praise and admiration from around the world. The Sun (2012)That is debatable but let's praise their courage. The Sun (2011)The results include a striking portrait of a man in a hat that earned warm praise from Jackson. Times, Sunday Times (2014)So I try to offer gratitude and praise for any job she does well. Christianity Today (2000)
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British English: praise /preɪz/ VERB
If you praise someone or something, you express approval for their achievements or qualities.
The police officer praised the children for their courage.
- American English: praise
- Arabic: يُثْنِي عَلَى
- Brazilian Portuguese: elogiar
- Chinese: 赞扬
- Croatian: hvaliti
- Czech: chválit
- Danish: rose
- Dutch: prijzen
- European Spanish: elogiar
- Finnish: ylistää
- French: faire l’éloge
- German: loben
- Greek: επαινώ
- Italian: lodare
- Japanese: ほめる
- Korean: 칭찬하다
- Norwegian: rose
- Polish: pochwalić
- European Portuguese: elogiar
- Romanian: a lăuda
- Russian: восхвалять
- Spanish: elogiar
- Swedish: berömma
- Thai: ชมเชย
- Turkish: övmek
- Ukrainian: хвалити
- Vietnamese: khen
British English: praise NOUN
Praise is what you say or write about someone when you are praising them.
All the ladies are full of praise for the staff and service they received.
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