(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. applaud; praise, hail, salute. —n. praise. See approbation.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. approval, recognition, plaudits; see praise 1 , 2 .
Syn. laud, commend, celebrate; see praise 1 .
See Synonym Study at praise .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
applause, acclamation, ovation, cheers, praise, bravos, kudos, approval, adulation, honor, plaudits.
ANT.: boos, hisses, jeers, heckles, catcalls, *razzing, *Bronx cheers
applaud, cheer, approve, *give thumbs up to, extol, praise, *sing the praises of, laud, hail, shout, bravo.
ANT.: *razz, *give a Bronx cheer, boo, hiss, reject, disapprove
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To express warm approval of: applaud, commend, compliment, laud, praise. See PRAISE. 2. To pay tribute or homage to: celebrate, eulogize, exalt, extol, glorify, hail2, honor, laud, magnify, panegyrize, praise. Idiom: sing someone's praises. See PRAISE. II noun An expression of warm approval: acclamation, applause, celebration, commendation, compliment, encomium, eulogy, kudos, laudation, panegyric, plaudit, praise. See PRAISE.

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