1. Commendation for worth; approval expressed; honor rendered because of excellence or worth; laudation; approbation. "There are men who always confound the praise of goodness with the practice." (Rambler)
2. Especially, the joyful tribute of gratitude or homage rendered to the Divine Being; the act of glorifying or extolling the Creator; worship, particularly worship by song, distinction from prayer and other acts of worship; as, a service of praise.
Synonyms: Encomium, honor, eulogy, panegyric, plaudit, applause, acclaim, eclat, commendation, laudation.
Origin: OE. Preis, OF. Preis price, worth, value, estimation. See Praise, Price.
(01 Mar 1998)
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