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American English: /preɪz/
British English: /preɪz/

Translation of praise in Spanish:


  • 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 or praises of their heroism
    hizo grandes elogios de su heroísmo
    to give praise where praise is due
    elogiar a alguien como se merece
    to damn something with faint praisethe 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 something/somebody
    poner algo/a alguien por las nubes
    hacer elogio de algo/alguien
    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.
  • 2 (Religion) 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)
    ¡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

  • 1 (compliment)
    hacer elogio de
    we praised them for their efforts
    los elogiamos por sus esfuerzos
    Example sentences
    • People appreciate and praise her, are warmed by her smile and nourished by her soup.
    • Widely praised by the critics, Paul has developed a distinctive voice and shows great potential.
    • Its dedicated team cannot be praised enough for all that it has achieved and what it continues to strive for.
  • 2 (Religion) praise the Lord! (as interjection)
    ¡alabado sea Dios!
    Example sentences
    • When we have a good destiny, filled with joy and happiness, wealth and prosperity, we rejoice and praise the deity we worship.
    • Since the age of 11, he has been holding programmes where he sings songs praising the Goddess.
    • Of course, senility will come soon, and I praise the Goddess it has held off until now.
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