(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
1. approbation, approval, sanction; esteem, good opinion, favor, countenance; stamp of approval, imprimatur, OK; admiration (See respect); appreciation, popularity, credit; flattery. See assent.
2. (praise) commendation, praise, kudos, laudation; good word, compliment; meed, tribute, encomium; eulogy, panegyric; testimonial, [letter of ] reference; benediction, blessing, benison.
3. (audible praise) applause, plaudit, ovation, clapping [of hands]; acclaim, acclamation, cheer; paean, hosanna; thumbs up; claque. See congratulation.
4. (tangiblepraise) award, trophy, medal, prize, cup, loving cup, statuette; palm, laurel, garland of bays; crown, wreath, feather in one's cap, honor, decoration; Oscar, Emmy, Edgar, Obie, Tony, Grammy.
5. (one who commends) eulogist, encomiast, promoter, flatterer, booster. Informal, fan, rooter, plugger.
1. approve, OK; think good, much, well, or highly of; esteem; value, prize; set great store by, view with favor; do justice to, appreciate; like, favor, take kindly to. Informal, hand it to: sign off on.
2. (give credit to) stand or stick up for; clap or pat on the back; endorse, give credit, recommend; commend, praise, laud, compliment, pay a tribute, applaud, cheer, encore; congratulate (See congratulation); panegyrize, eulogize, cry up, puff, extol, magnify, glorify, exalt, make much of, give credit where credit is due; bless, give a blessing to; have or say a good word for; speak well or highly of; sing, sound, or resound the praises of; damn with faint praise. Slang, give a big hand, root for.
3. (receive praise) be praised; receive honorable mention; be in [high] favor with; ring with the praises of, gain credit, stand well in the opinion of; pass muster; bring down the house, stop the show; be popular, catch on.
1. approving, commendatory, complimentary, benedictory, laudatory, panegyrical, eulogistic, lavish of praise; uncritical, favorable, in favor of, pro.
2. (worthy of praise) approved, praised, popular; in good odor; exemplary; in high esteem, respected, riding high, in one's good graces or books; in [good] with; good, praiseworthy, laudable, commendable; creditable, unimpeachable; beyond all praise. Informal, in one's good books. See goodness.
Adverbs — with credit, well; on approval.
Prepositions — in favor of, pro, for, on the side of.
Interjections — hear, hear! bravo! bravissimo! olé! nice going! so far so good! viva! encore! congratulations!
Antonyms, See disapprobation.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Approval]
Syn. high regard, esteem, favor; see admiration .
2. [Sanction]
Syn. consent, support, endorsement; see permission .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
approval, sanction, commendation. see approval
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. Favorable regard: acceptance, approval, favor. See ACCEPT, PRAISE. 2. The approving of an action, especially when done by one in authority: allowance, approval, authorization, consent, endorsement, leave2, license, permission, permit, sanction. Informal: OK. See ALLOW.

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