[Grammar] Does "praise me that" work just as " tell me that"?

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I understand that "tell somebody that ......" is a certainly correct form. But I'm not sure if "praise somebody that ......" works. For example, could we say "The doctor praised us that it was our quick response and actions that saved the old man"? Any reply would be appreciated. Thank you all.
 

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The doctor praised us for our quick response and actions, which saved the old man.
 

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Exactly. We praise people for the things they do. It's a different type of verb than tell.

I don't know what those verbs are called. Is there a grammarian in the house?
 

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I am not a grammarian, but I think 'tell' means 'give information', while 'praise' does not.
 
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