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Praise vs. Encouraging

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Praisenoun

commendation; favourable representation in words

Encouragingadjective

giving courage, confidence or hope

‘Although there is no cure for the disease yet, the research results are encouraging.’;

Praisenoun

worship

Encouragingadjective

supporting by giving encouragement

Praiseverb

To give praise to; to commend, glorify, or worship.

‘Be sure to praise Bobby for his excellent work at school this week.’; ‘Some of the passengers were heard praising God as the stricken plane landed safely.’;

Encouragingadjective

auspicious, or bringing good luck

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Praiseverb

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

‘Let her own works praise her in the gates.’; ‘We praise not Hector, though his name, we know,Is great in arms; 't is hard to praise a foe.’;

Encouragingnoun

encouragement

Praiseverb

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.

‘Praise ye him, all his angels; praise ye him, all his hosts!’;

Encouragingadjective

Furnishing ground to hope; inspiriting; favoring.

Praiseverb

To value; to appraise.

Encouragingadjective

giving courage or confidence or hope;

‘encouraging advances in medical research’;

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Praisenoun

Commendation for worth; approval expressed; honor rendered because of excellence or worth; laudation; approbation.

‘There are men who always confound the praise of goodness with the practice.’;

Encouragingadjective

furnishing support and encouragement;

‘the anxious child needs supporting and accepting treatment from the teacher’;

Praisenoun

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.

Encouragingadjective

tending to favor or bring good luck;

‘miracles are auspicious accidents’; ‘encouraging omens’; ‘a favorable time to ask for a raise’; ‘lucky stars’; ‘a prosperous moment to make a decision’;

Praisenoun

The object, ground, or reason of praise.

‘He is thy praise, and he is thy God.’;

Praisenoun

an expression of approval and commendation;

‘he always appreciated praise for his work’;

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Praisenoun

offering words of homage as an act of worship;

‘they sang a hymn of praise to God’;

Praiseverb

express approval of;

‘The parents praised their children for their academic performance’;

Praiseverb

express warm approval or admiration of

‘we can't praise Chris enough—he did a brilliant job’;

Praiseverb

express one's respect and gratitude towards (a deity), especially in song

‘we praise God for past blessings’;

Praisenoun

the expression of approval or admiration for someone or something

‘the audience was full of praise for the whole production’;

Praisenoun

the expression of respect and gratitude as an act of worship

‘give praise to God’;

Praise

Praise as a form of social interaction expresses recognition, reassurance or admiration. Praise is expressed verbally as well as by body language (facial expression and gestures).

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