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praise US English

Express warm approval or admiration of

praise US Thesaurus

the police praised Pauline for her courage in confronting the thieves

praise be US English

Used as an expression of relief, joy, or gratitude

self-praise US English

Praise of oneself; boasting

praise be in praise US English

Used as an expression of relief, joy, or gratitude

damn someone/something with faint praise US English

Praise someone or something so unenthusiastically as to imply condemnation

overpraise US English

Praise more highly than is warranted

damn someone/something with faint praise in damn US English

Praise someone or something so unenthusiastically as to imply condemnation

Praise-God Barbon in Barebones Parliament US English

The nickname of Cromwell’s Parliament of 1653, from one of its members, Praise-God Barbon, an Anabaptist leather seller of Fleet Street. It replaced the Rump Parliament, but was itself dissolved within a few months