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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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