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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"

    extolment, kudos, congratulations

    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"

    extolment, kudos, congratulations

    knock, criticise, criticize, pick apart

  3. praise(verb)

    express approval of

    "The parents praised their children for their academic performance"

    pick apart, criticize, criticise, knock


  1. praise(noun)

    criticize, blame

  2. praise(noun)

    To give praise to.

    blame, criticize

  3. praise(noun)

    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.

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

    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)

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

    blame, censure, discommend, reprove

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. praise(n.)

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

  2. praise(n.)

    eulogy, eulogium, panegyric, tribute of praise

  3. praise(n.)

    glorification, homage, worship, tribute of gratitude

  4. praise(v. a.)

    commend, approve, applaud

  5. praise(v. a.)

    extol, eulogize, panegyrize

  6. praise(v. a.)

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

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  1. Anuj Somany:

    There are people who were displaying their excessive love for their mother online till a couple of years back and have suddenly started this year eulogizing their father on social media, actually they belong to none but just using their parents to gain praise for self only.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    When a person is truly good, most people hate only to his face but behind him appreciate; if one is not good but has a lot of money, then others openly praise on his face but irascibly criticize him on his back.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    Selfish are so foolish to think that his friends praise his face but the case might be that almost all of them are just making fun of him through their support on his social media networking post.

  4. Christopher Morley:

    God made man merely to hear some praise of what he'd done on those Five Days.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    A person who is a self-seeker is a big own looks licker and feels weaker only when not getting praise on own face from the people and can't be trusted ever in any matter.

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