From Middle English praisen, borrowed from Old French proisier ("to value, prize"), from Late Latin pretiō ("to value, prize") from pretium. See prize. Displaced native Middle English lofen, loven (from Old English lofian, compare Middle English and Old English lof ("praise"), see love, lofe), Middle English herien ("to praise, glorify, celebrate") (from Old English herian), Middle English rosen ("to praise, glorify") (from Old Norse hrósa).
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