Praise vs Appreciate - What's the difference?

praise | appreciate |


As verbs the difference between praise and appreciate

is that praise is to give praise to while appreciate is to be grateful or thankful for.

As a noun praise

is commendation; favourable representation in words.

praise

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • commendation; favourable representation in words
  • worship
  • Synonyms

    * See

    Antonyms

    * blame * criticize * See

    Derived terms

    * damn with faint praise * praiseworthy * sing the praises

    Verb

    (prais)
  • To give praise to.
  • Antonyms

    * blame

    Anagrams

    * * * * ----

    appreciate

    English

    Alternative forms

    * (archaic)

    Verb

    (appreciat)
  • to be grateful or thankful for.
  • I appreciate your efforts
  • to view as valuable.
  • You must learn to appreciate time
  • to be fully conscious of; be aware of; detect.
  • To test the power of bees to appreciate color.
  • * Lubbock
  • to test the power of bees to appreciate colour
  • to increase in value.
  • The value of his portfolio appreciated by 80% over eight years.
  • * Ramsay
  • lest a sudden peace should appreciate the money

    Usage notes

    * This is a catenative verb that takes the gerund (-ing) . See

    Synonyms

    * esteem * estimate * understand

    Antonyms

    * depreciate

    References

    * * * * *