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To praise someone or something - thesaurus

Synonyms

praise

verb

to express strong approval or admiration for someone or something, especially in public

congratulate

verb

to tell someone that you are pleased about their success, good luck, or happiness on a special occasion

compliment

verb

to say something nice to or about someone

acclaim

verb

to publicly praise someone for a major achievement

honour

verb

to show your respect or admiration for someone, especially by giving them a prize or a title, or by praising them publicly

pat someone on the back

to praise someone for doing something good

extol

verb

formal to praise someone or something in a very enthusiastic way

flatter

verb

to praise someone in order to get something that you want, especially in a way that is not sincere

pay someone a compliment

to say something nice about someone or to someone

sing someone’s/something’s praises

to talk about how good someone or something is

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applaud

verb

to praise a decision, action, idea etc

big up

to praise or support someone or something in an enthusiastic way and attract attention to them by doing this

celebrate

verb

formal to show admiration for someone or something in a piece of writing, music, or art or in a ceremony

cite

verb

to officially praise someone for something they have done

commend

verb

formal to praise someone or something formally or publicly

eulogise

a British spelling of eulogize

eulogize

verb

formal to praise someone or something very much

exalt

verb

formal to praise someone or something very much

glorify

verb

literary to praise someone

gush

verb

to express admiration or pleasure with so much enthusiasm that people think you are not sincere

hail

verb

to say publicly how good or important someone or something is

herald

verb

to praise something loudly or in a public way

laud

verb

formal to praise someone or something

make up to

informal old-fashioned to behave in a very friendly way towards someone, or to praise them, in order to get something for yourself

massage someone’s ego

to do or say things that make someone feel special or important

pay tribute/homage to someone

to say or do something that shows you respect and admire someone a lot

pay tribute to

to praise someone or something publicly

push forward

to try to make people recognize someone’s qualities or abilities

put in a (good) word for someone

to tell someone about the good qualities that a particular person has, usually in order to get an advantage for that person

recognize

verb

to give praise or approval to someone

rhapsodise

a British spelling of rhapsodize

rhapsodize

verb

formal to speak or write with great enthusiasm

salute

verb

to express praise or respect for a person or an achievement, especially formally and in public

slap someone on the back

to say that someone is very good

tip your hat to someone

to tell someone that they should be proud of what they have achieved

tout

verb

to praise someone or something because you want other people to think they are good or important

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