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Praise and admiration

hat tip

noun

something that you say, especially when writing on the Internet, to show that you are grateful to someone for giving you information

praise

noun

an expression of strong approval or admiration

admiration

noun

a feeling of respect and approval

recognition

noun

praise, respect, or admiration

respect

noun

a feeling of admiration that you have for someone because of their personal qualities, their achievements, or their status, and that you show by treating them in a polite and kind way

credit

noun

praise for something you have done or achieved

regard

noun

respect and admiration for someone or something

compliment

noun

something nice that you say to praise someone

acclaim

noun

public praise for someone or something

brownie points

noun

approval you get from your teacher or boss by doing extra work or special favours

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chicken raffle

any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat

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