Synonyms for praise
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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
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praise, congratulations, kudos, extolmentnoun
an expression of approval and commendation
"he always appreciated praise for his work"
offering words of homage as an act of worship
"they sang a hymn of praise to God"
express approval of
"The parents praised their children for their academic performance"
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The saying means, for example, you can’t support #TIMESUP and praise sexual predators at the same time, you can’t retain your credibility as an activist (i.e. - retain the cake_ and, at the same time, praise a sexual predator (i.e. - eating the cake).
Shun praise. Praise leads to self-delusion. Thy body is not Self, thyself is in itself without a body, and either praise or blame affects it not.
But this I know; the writer who possesses the creative gift owns something of which he is not always master -- something that at times strangely wills and works for itself. If the result be attractive, the World will praise you, who little deserve praise; if it be repulsive, the same World will blame you, who almost as little deserve blame.
All I can say is, praise the Lord, i'm just -- praise the Lord, I'm happy. I'm getting my paycheck, and that's pretty much what comes to mind.
Most of our censure of others is only oblique praise of self, uttered to show the wisdom and superiority of the speaker. It has all the insidiousness of self-praise, and all the ill-desert of falsehood.
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- مَدَحَ, أَثْنَى, أَطْرَى, مدحArabic
- lloarCatalan, Valencian
- chvála, chválitCzech
- loben, LobGerman
- enaltecimiento, alabanza, loa, adoración, alabarSpanish
- ülistamine, ülistamaEstonian
- kehuminen, ylistys, palvonta, ylistää, kehua, kehuFinnish
- louange, louer, féliciter, prônerFrench
- clú, mol, cuachIrish
- luaidh, cliù, moladh, molScottish Gaelic
- loar, gabarGalician
- तारीफ़, तारीफ़ करनाHindi
- dicsér, méltatHungarian
- գովեստ, գովելArmenian
- elogio, lodare, adorazione, gloriaItalian
- laus, laudoLatin
- വാഴ്തുക, പ്രശംസിക്കുക, പുകഴ്തുകMalayalam
- prijzen, eren, lof, lovenDutch
- pochwała, chwalić, pochwalićPolish
- agradecimento, louvor, louvar, adoraçãoPortuguese
- lodar, ludar, luderRomansh
- divinizare, glorificare, devoțiune, venerare, laudă, elogiu, adorareRomanian
- прославление, хвалить, похвалить, благодарениеRussian
- शँसति, स्तौति, प्रशम्साSanskrit
- alabai, alabareSardinian
- chváliť, pochváliťSlovak
- lavdëroj, lëvdojAlbanian
- పొగడు, భజన, భజించు, మెచ్చుకొను, పొగడ్తTelugu
- methiye, hamt, övgüTurkish
- تعریف کرنا, تعریفUrdu
- khen ngợiVietnamese
- bonga, dumisaZulu
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