1. (v.) To commend; to applaud; to express approbation of; to laud; -- applied to a person or his acts.

2. (v.) To extol in words or song; to magnify; to glorify on account of perfections or excellent works; to do honor to; to display the excellence of; -- applied especially to the Divine Being.

3. (v.) To value; to appraise.

4. (v.) Commendation for worth; approval expressed; honor rendered because of excellence or worth; laudation; approbation.

5. (v.) 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.

6. (n.) The object, ground, or reason of praise.

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