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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
praise (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to express a favorable judgment of - commend
2.
intransitive verb
to glorify (a god or saint) especially by the attribution of perfections to express praise
praise (noun)
1.
a) an expression of approval - commendation
b) - worship
2.
a) - value merit
b) archaic one that is - praised
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
praise (verb)
1.
to proclaim the glory of
SYNONIMS:
bless, carol, celebrate, emblazon, exalt, extol ( extoll), glorify, hymn, laud, magnify, resound
RELATED WORDS:
adore, belaud, deify, idolize, worship; acclaim, applaud, commend, compliment, hail, renown, salute; chant, cheer, eulogize, rhapsodize; cite; flatter; crack up, recommend, tout
NEAR ANTONYMS:
blame, censure, reprehend, reprobate; criticize, reprove; admonish, chide, keelhaul, rebuke, reprimand, reproach; castigate, lambaste ( lambast)
praise (verb)
2.
to declare enthusiastic approval of
SYNONIMS:
accredit, applaud, cheer, crack up, hail, laud, praise, salute, tout
RELATED WORDS:
bravo, clap, rise (to); ballyhoo; approve, commend, endorse ( indorse), favor, recommend, root (for), support; celebrate, emblazon, eulogize, extol ( extoll), glorify, magnify, sing; adulate, belaud, flatter, overpraise; deify, idolize
NEAR ANTONYMS:
belittle, discommend, disparage, put down; blame, censure, reprehend, reprobate; admonish, chide, criticize, rebuke, reprimand, reproach, reprove; castigate, excoriate, keelhaul, lambaste ( lambast), skewer, slag [], vilify
knock, pan, slam
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