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Praise, vb. 1) to commend, to applaud, to extol; absol.: “p. in departing,” Tp. III, 3, 39 (proverbial expression). “I will not p.” Sonn. 21, 14. Trans.: Ven. Ded. Sonn. 21, 14 Lucr. 11. Lucr. 11 Sonn. 39, 4. 60, 14. 101, 12. Compl. 315. Gent. III, 1, 102. Gent. III, 1, 102 III, 2, 54. IV, 4, 107. Wiv. II, 1, 58. III, 2, 48. Err. IV, 2, 15. Ado II, 1, 394. III, 1, 19. LLL I, 2, 28. IV, 1, 14. Merch. II, 9, 98. III, 4, 22. All's II, 3, 179 “(she is now the --d of the king).” Tw. II, 4, 33. H4A III, 3, 215. Troil. IV, 2, 113 “(scratch my --d cheeks).” Per. III, 2, 102 (the diamonds of a most --d water) etc. etc.
2) to recommend, to cry up: “I will not p. that purpose not to sell,” Sonn. 21, 14. “she will often p. her liquor,” Gent. III, 1, 350 (probably by setting the example of drinking). “the soothsayer that you --d so to the queen,” Ant. I, 2, 3. cf. Alls II, 3, 179.
3) to glorify, to thank: “I p. heaven for it,” Wiv. I, 4, 150. “I p. God for you,” Ado V, 1, 325. LLL IV, 2, 75. V, 1, 2. All's V, 2, 59. “p. God for the merry year,” H4B V, 3, 19. “p. my Maker,” H8 V, 5, 69. “God be --d,” Wiv. II, 2, 324. As III, 3, 40. Tw. II, 5, 187. Wint. III, 2, 138. H5 III, 6, 10. IV, 7, 119. H6B II, 1, 96 etc. etc.
4) to appraise, to estimate: “were you sent hither to p. me?” Tw. I, 5, 268. “p. us as we are tasted, allow us as we prove,” Troil. III, 2, 97. Perhaps also in Per. III, 2, 102 (the diamonds of a most --d water).
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