English Synonyms and Antonyms
Praise is the hearty approval of an individual, or of a number or multitude considered individually, and is expressed by spoken or written words; applause, the spontaneous outburst of many at once. Applause is expressed in any way, by stamping of feet, clapping of hands, waving of handkerchiefs, etc., as well as by the voice; acclamation is the spontaneous and hearty approval of many at once, and strictly by the voice alone. Thus one is chosen moderator by acclamation when he receives a unanimous viva voce vote; we could not say he was nominated by applause. Acclaim is the more poetic term for acclamation, commonly understood in a loftier sense; as, a nation's acclaim. Plaudit is a shout of applause, and is commonly used in the plural; as, the plaudits of a throng. Applause is also used in the general sense of praise. Approbation is a milder and more qualified word than praise; while praise is always uttered, approbation may be silent. "Approbation speaks of the thing or action.... Praise is always personal."
A. W. and J. C. HareGuesses at Truth first series, p. 549. [ Macmillan & Co.'66.] Acceptance refers to an object or action; approbation may refer to character or natural traits. Approval always supposes a testing or careful examination, and frequently implies official sanction; approbation may be upon a general view. The industry and intelligence of a clerk win his employer's approbation; his decision in a special instance receives his approval. Praise is always understood as genuine and sincere, unless the contrary is expressly stated; compliment is a light form of praise that may or may not be sincere; flattery is insincere and ordinarily fulsome praise.
abuse, animadversion, blame, censure, condemnation, contempt, denunciation, disapprobation, disapproval, disparagement, hissing, ignominy, obloquy, reproach, reproof, repudiation, scorn, slander, vilification, vituperation
acclaim, acclamation, plaudits, plaudit, eclatverb
"the book met with modest acclaim"; "he acknowledged the plaudits of the crowd"; "they gave him more eclat than he really deserved"
acclaim, hail, heraldverb
"The critics hailed the young pianist as a new Rubinstein"
applaud, clap, spat, acclaimverb
clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval
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How to use acclaim in a sentence?
I worry that this president, in his eagerness to strike a deal and get the acclaim and a photo op, will strike a quick one and a bad one, not a strong one, not a lasting one.
The irony is, I think, I got the first national acclaim because I was mentioned unfavorably by the current occupant of the White House, i didn't go asking to be thrown into the national limelight.
There will never be another like Jonathan Gold, who will forever be our brilliant, indispensable guide through the culinary paradise that is Los Angeles, jonathan earned worldwide acclaim as a food critic, but he possessed the soul of a poet whose words helped readers everywhere understand the history and culture of our city. His passing is a loss for all who share his love for L.A. and unique understanding of how food -- whether served from a truck window or atop a white tablecloth -- is an incomparable expression of our common humanity.
Humility must always be the portion of any man who receives acclaim earned in the blood of his followers and the sacrifices of his friends.
“From Conrad Aiken to Flannery O’Connor to Midnight, Savannah has always been a literary town. But certainly one of her most consistently excellent—and consistently underrated—writers is the man known as Aberjhani. Known for his nationally published short stories and poetry Aberjhani has received critical acclaim for his ability to encapsulate the Southern black experience in a sensitive and poignant way that’s accessible to readers of any race or region.” --from All That Jazz
Translations for acclaim
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- акламирам, провъзгласявам, одобрявам бурно, аплодирамBulgarian
- প্রশংসাধ্বনি, চিৎকার করাBengali
- klatschen, zujubeln, applaudierenGerman
- aclamación, aclamar, gritar, aplaudirSpanish
- osoittaa suosiotaanFinnish
- applaudir, déclamer, acclamerFrench
- applaudire, acclamare, reclamareItalian
- prijzen, uitroepen, juichen, applaudiseren, loven, toejuichenDutch
- aclamar, reclamar, clamarPortuguese
- одобрять, провозгласить, провозглашать, кричать, аплодировать, приветствоватьRussian
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