(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. commendation, acclaim, approval, applause; eulogy; homage; benediction, thanksgiving, grace. —v. t. acclaim, approve, commend, extol, eulogize, applaud; glorify, laud. See approbation, gratitude. Ant., condemn, criticize.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [The act of praising]
Syn. applause, applauding, adulation, blandishment, esteem, laud, commendation, approval, approbation, appreciation, cheering, advocacy, acclamation, adoration, acclaim, recognition, obeisance, sycophancy, homage, extolling, magnifying, glorifying, celebrating, exalting, giving thanks, saying grace, crying up, singing the praises of; see also admiration .
Ant. hatred*, contempt, dislike.
2. [An expression of praise]
Syn. laudation, eulogy, encomium, laud, kudos, regard, applause, panegyric, recommendation, hand-clapping, hurrahs, huzzah(s), bravos, ovation, cheers, cries, whistling, tribute, compliment, elogium, acclaim, flattery, plaudit, paean, blessing, benediction, boost*, rave*, a big hand*, chit*, puff*.
Ant. censure, blame*, condemnation.
sing someone's praise(s),
Syn. commend, acclaim, congratulate; see praise 1 .
1. [To commend]
Syn. commend, recommend, laud, acclaim, extol, eulogize, applaud, cheer, endorse, sanction, admire, adulate, elevate, aggrandize, smile on, hail, salute, give an ovation to, clap, pay tribute to, give credit to, put in a good word for, say a good word for, make much of, bestow honor upon, bow down and worship, pay homage to, sing the praises of, panegyrize, advocate, compliment, appreciate, admire, celebrate, honor, congratulate, flatter, puff, rave about, boost, root for*, give a big hand*, build up*, tout*, talk up*, cry up*; see also admire 1 , approve 2 , compliment 1 , 2 .
2. [To speak or sing in worship]
Syn. glorify, adore, reverence; see worship 2 .
Syn.- praise is the simple, basic word implying an expression of approval, esteem, or commendation [ to praise a student's work ] ; laud implies great, sometimes extravagant praise [ the critics lauded the actor to the skies ] ; acclaim suggests an outward show of strong approval, expressed by or as if by loud applause, cheering, etc. [ he was acclaimed the victor; a widely acclaimed novel ] ; extol implies exalting or lofty praise [ to extol the virtues of a New drug ] ; eulogize suggests lofty, formal praise in speech or writing, as on a special occasion [ the minister eulogized the exemplary life of the deceased ]
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
compliments, commendation, applause, acclaim, good words, approval, tribute, recognition, laudation, extolment, cheers. ''That which makes good men better and bad men worse.''—Thomas Fuller. ''The sweetest of all sounds.''—Zenophon.
ANT.: condemnation, disapproval
commend, compliment, flatter, applaud, acclaim, approve, pay tribute, laud, extol, hail, boost, put in a good word for.
ANT.: condemn, criticize, disparage
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. An expression of warm approval: acclaim, acclamation, applause, celebration, commendation, compliment, encomium, eulogy, kudos, laudation, panegyric, plaudit. See PRAISE. 2. An expression of admiration or congratulation: commendation, compliment, congratulation (often used in plural), tribute. See PRAISE. 3. The honoring of a deity, as in worship: exaltation, extolment, glorification, laudation, magnification. See RELIGION. II verb 1. To express warm approval of: acclaim, applaud, commend, compliment, laud. See PRAISE. 2. To pay a compliment to: commend, compliment, congratulate. Idiom: take off one's hat to. See PRAISE. 3. To pay tribute or homage to: acclaim, celebrate, eulogize, exalt, extol, glorify, hail2, honor, laud, magnify, panegyrize. Idiom: sing someone's praises. See PRAISE. 4. To honor (a deity) in religious worship: exalt, extol, glorify, laud, magnify. See RELIGION.

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