Turkish pronunciation preyz
, big hand
Etymology [ 'prAz ] (verb.) 13th century. From Middle English praisen, preisen from Old French praisier, preisier "to value, prize" from Late Latin pretiare (“to value, prize”) from pretium "price, worth, reward". See prize. Replaced native Middle English lofen, loven "to praise" (from Old English lofian, compare Old English and Middle English lof "praise"), Middle English herien "to praise, glorify, celebrate" (from Old English herian), Middle English rosen "to praise, glorify" (from Old Norse hrōsa).