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praised

[ preyz ]SEE DEFINITION OF praised

Synonyms for praised

  • exalted
  • aided
  • blessed
  • celebrated
  • extolled
  • flattered
  • glorified
  • helped
  • lauded
  • worshipped
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PRAISED

"You are in splendid condition, Elfreda," praised Mrs. Gray.

Lamb and Coleridge, on the other hand, have praised "Lear" as a world's masterpiece.

He praised me greatly for all the care I had taken of his boy; and said, how finely you was come on!

Dissembling her displeasure, she praised the hammer-cloth, and especially the fringe.

Some persons will not be liberal, unless they can be praised.

I hear that he praised me, and my part in the conversation that passed between us.

They praised his eyes' alertness, the smoothness of his muscles.

They praised his manly beauty, his grace and strength of body.

She wanted to touch all their leaves, because, last night, he had praised them.

They were praised as archers; but they desired to be praised as poets.

WORD 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.

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