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Synonyms for praise
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. praise, congratulations, kudos, extolment(noun)

    an expression of approval and commendation

    "he always appreciated praise for his work"

    Synonyms:
    extolment, kudos, congratulations

    Antonyms:
    criticise, pick apart, knock, criticize

  2. praise(verb)

    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. praise(verb)

    express approval of

    "The parents praised their children for their academic performance"

    Antonyms:
    pick apart, criticize, criticise, knock

Wiktionary

  1. praise(noun)

    Antonyms:
    criticize, blame

  2. praise(noun)

    To give praise to.

    Antonyms:
    blame, criticize

  3. praise(noun)

    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. praise(v)

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

    Antonyms:
    blame, censure, discommend, reprove

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. praise(n.)

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

  2. praise(n.)

    Synonyms:
    eulogy, eulogium, panegyric, tribute of praise

  3. praise(n.)

    Synonyms:
    glorification, homage, worship, tribute of gratitude

  4. praise(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    commend, approve, applaud

  5. praise(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    extol, eulogize, panegyrize

  6. praise(v. a.)

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

How to pronounce praise?

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How to say praise in sign language?

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How to use praise in a sentence?

  1. Emma Dowd:

    Melissa Falkowski is an amazing educator who deserves praise for what Melissa Falkowski did. I had multiple panic attacks while locked in the closet with 19 other people for numerous hours.

  2. Mary Kay Ash:

    There are two things people want more than sex and money... recognition and praise.

  3. John Anthony Ciardi:

    It is easy enough to praise men for the courage of their convictions. I wish I could teach the sad young men of this mealy generation the courage of their confusion.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    Every woman has so affinity towards own facial beauty only that she has no immunity to the flattery and fake praise for herself from the lecherous men.

  5. Jonathan Caspi:

    There is the ability to praise and correct without the audience( and it having any meaning) for the other children. It's a freer relationship and one in which bonding and closeness can be developed without interference.


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