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Pronunciation: /preɪz/

Translation of praise in Spanish:


uncountable/no numerable
  • 1.1 (credit, applause) elogios (masculine plural), alabanzas (feminine plural) he was full of praise for her se deshizo en elogios or en alabanzas para con ella I've nothing but praise for him no tengo más que elogios para él she spoke in praise of her staff habló elogiando or alabando a sus empleados her dedication is beyond praise no hay palabras para elogiar su dedicación he was loud in his praise opraises of their heroism hizo grandes elogios de su heroísmo to give praise where praise is due elogiar a algn como se merece to damn sth with faint praise the reviewers damned the novel with faint praise la parquedad de los elogios de los críticos fue una crítica indirecta de la novela to sing the praises of sth/sb poner* algo/a algn por las nubes, hacer* elogio de algo/algn
    Example sentences
    • I guess all those praises and admiration finally got to me.
    • The least satisfactory aspect of the book is that which has received the most fulsome praise from certain critics.
    • The novel received extremely high praise from critics.
    1.2 [Religion/Religión] alabanza (feminine) songs of praise cánticos (masculine plural) de alabanza let us give praise unto the Lord alabemos al Señor praise be to God alabado sea Dios praise be! (as interjection/como interjección) ¡alabado sea Dios!
    Example sentences
    • Together with you and me, and all the ransomed church, they will ascribe constant praise, worship and glory to the King of Kings.
    • Though our worship and praise add nothing to God's glory, we know that he takes great delight in it.
    • Music is not necessary to win the lost but it is a form of worship and praise to God.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (compliment) elogiar, hacer* elogio de we praised them for their efforts los elogiamos por sus esfuerzos 1.2 [Religion/Religión] alabar praise the Lord! (as interjection/como interjección) ¡alabado sea Dios!

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