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English noun: praise

1. praise (communication) an expression of approval and commendation

SamplesHe always appreciated praise for his work.

Synonymscongratulations, extolment, kudos

Broader (hypernym)approval, commendation

Narrower (hyponym)compliment, encomium, eulogium, eulogy, eulogy, good word, paean, panegyric, pean, recommendation, superlative, testimonial

2. praise (communication) offering words of homage as an act of worship

SamplesThey sang a hymn of praise to God.

Broader (hypernym)worship

Narrower (hyponym)hallelujah

English verb: praise

1. praise (communication) express approval of

SamplesThe parents praised their children for their academic performance.

ExamplesSam and Sue praise the movie

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)appraise, assess, evaluate, measure, valuate, value

Narrower (hyponym)advertise, advertize, applaud, blandish, commend, commend, compliment, congratulate, eulogise, eulogize, exalt, extol, flatter, glorify, gush, laud, proclaim, promote, puff, puff up, push, rave, recommend, salute, sonnet, troll

Antonymscriticise, criticize, pick apart, knock

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