HyperDic: praise

English > 3 senses of the word praise:
NOUNcommunicationpraise, congratulations, kudos, extolmentan expression of approval and commendation
communicationpraiseoffering words of homage as an act of worship
VERBcommunicationpraiseexpress approval of
praise > pronunciation
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Rhymesablaze ... ways: 57 rhymes with eyz...
English > praise: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningAn expression of approval and commendation.
Example"he always appreciated praise for his work"
Synonymscongratulations, kudos, extolment
NarrowercomplimentA remark (or act) expressing praise and admiration
encomium, eulogy, panegyric, paean, peanA formal expression of praise
eulogy, eulogiumA formal expression of praise for someone who has died recently
recommendation, testimonial, good wordSomething that recommends (or expresses commendation of) a person or thing as worthy or desirable
superlativeAn exaggerated expression (usually of praise)
Broaderapproval, commendationA message expressing a favorable opinion
Spanishalabanza, congratulación, crédito, elogio, enhorabuena, felicitaciones, felicitación, loa
Catalancongratulació, enhorabona, felicitació
Verbspraiseexpress approval of
English > praise: 3 senses > noun 2, communication
Meaningoffering words of homage as an act of worship.
Example"they sang a hymn of praise to God"
NarrowerhallelujahA shout or song of praise to God
BroaderworshipThe activity of worshipping
English > praise: 3 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningExpress approval of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
ModelSam and Sue praise the movie
Example"The parents praised their children for their academic performance"
Narroweradvertise, advertize, promote, pushmake publicity for
applaudExpress approval of
commendExpress approval of
commend, recommendExpress a good opinion of
compliment, congratulatesay something to someone that expresses praise
eulogize, eulogisepraise formally and eloquently
flatter, blandishpraise somewhat dishonestly
laud, extol, exalt, glorify, proclaimpraise, glorify, or honor
puff, puff uppraise extravagantly
rave, gushpraise enthusiastically
saluteExpress commendation of
sonnetpraise in a sonnet
trollpraise or celebrate in song
Broadermeasure, evaluate, valuate, assess, appraise, valueEvaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of
Oppositeknock, criticize, criticise, pick apartfind fault with
Spanishalabar, elogiar, enaltecer, ensalzar, loar
Catalanaclamar, alabar, elogiar, enaltir, encomiar, exalçar, lloar
Nounspraisean expression of approval and commendation

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