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1    the act of expressing commendation, admiration, etc.  
2    the extolling of a deity or the rendering of homage and gratitude to a deity  
3    the condition of being commended, admired, etc.  
4    Archaic   the reason for praise  
5    sing someone's praises   to commend someone highly  
      vb   tr  
6    to express commendation, admiration, etc., for  
7    to proclaim or describe the glorious attributes of (a deity) with homage and thanksgiving  
     (C13: from Old French preisier, from Late Latin pretiare to esteem highly, from Latin pretium prize; compare prize2, precious)  
  praiser      n  
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1    acclaim, acclamation, accolade, applause, approbation, approval, cheering, commendation, compliment, congratulation, encomium, eulogy, good word, kudos, laudation, ovation, panegyric, plaudit, tribute  
2    adoration, devotion, glory, homage, thanks, worship  
3    acclaim, admire, applaud, approve, cheer, compliment, congratulate, crack up     (informal)   cry up, eulogize, extol, honour, laud, pat on the back, pay tribute to, sing the praises of, take one's hat off to  
4    adore, bless, exalt, give thanks to, glorify, magnify     (archaic)   pay homage to, worship  

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
persuade by praise or false promise; coax; wheedle
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