praise-v; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: express approval of

Banchieri praised the music of his time as an imitation of speech.
Supporters praised her for her skills as a manager and negotiator.
I expect some viewers to be offended by this approach, while others will praise his efforts.

VerbNet: characterize-29.2,judgement-33
FrameNet: Judgement_communication
PropBank: praise.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1