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Synonyms for praise
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Wiktionary

  1. praisenoun

    Antonyms:
    criticize, blame

  2. praisenoun

    To give praise to.

    Antonyms:
    blame, criticize

  3. praisenoun

    Antonyms:
    blame, criticize

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. praise

    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. Hare Guesses 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.

    Synonyms:
    acclaim, acclamation, adulation, applause, approbation, approval, cheering, cheers, compliment, encomium, eulogy, flattery, laudation, panegyric, plaudit, sycophancy

    Antonyms:
    abuse, animadversion, blame, censure, condemnation, contempt, denunciation, disapprobation, disapproval, disparagement, hissing, ignominy, obloquy, reproach, reproof, repudiation, scorn, slander, vilification, vituperation

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. praiseverb

    Synonyms:
    eulogize, laud, commend, honor, glorify, compliment, celebrate, puff, extol, applaud, panegyrize

    Antonyms:
    blame, censure, discommend, reprove

Princeton's WordNet

  1. praise, congratulations, kudos, extolmentnoun

    an expression of approval and commendation

    "he always appreciated praise for his work"

    Synonyms:
    extolment, kudos, congratulations

    Antonyms:
    criticise, pick apart, knock, criticize

  2. praiseverb

    offering words of homage as an act of worship

    "they sang a hymn of praise to God"

    Synonyms:
    extolment, kudos, congratulations

    Antonyms:
    knock, criticise, criticize, pick apart

  3. praiseverb

    express approval of

    "The parents praised their children for their academic performance"

    Antonyms:
    pick apart, criticize, criticise, knock

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. praisenoun

    Synonyms:
    commendation, approval, laudation, laud, encomium, approbation, APPLAUSE

  2. praisenoun

    Synonyms:
    eulogy, eulogium, panegyric, tribute of praise

  3. praisenoun

    Synonyms:
    glorification, homage, worship, tribute of gratitude

  4. praiseverb

    Synonyms:
    commend, approve, applaud

  5. praiseverb

    Synonyms:
    extol, eulogize, panegyrize

  6. praiseverb

    Synonyms:
    magnify, glorify, exalt, worship, bless, do homage to, do honor to

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How to use praise in a sentence?

  1. Jerome P. Fleishman:

    Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement - and we will make the goal.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    The contestants should give the credence merely to the comments and suggestions of that TV show judge who not points out faults in their acts but also corrects it ; The contenders should dump into the garbage any remarks or score-marks given to them by that show judge or jury member who only gives either advice or/and praise their performance.

  3. Marcus Aurelius:

    Death and pain are not frightening, it’s the fear of pain and death we need to fear. Which is why we praise the poet who wrote, ‘Death is not fearful, but dying like a coward is.’

  4. Oprah Winfrey:

    The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.

  5. Izaak Walton:

    Look to your health and if you have it, praise God and value it next to conscience for health is the second blessing that we mortals are capable of, a blessing money can't buy.


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