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Ways of praising someone or something - thesaurus

Synonyms

well done

used for giving someone praise when they do something well

good boy/girl

used for praising a child or a pet when they have done something correctly

bravo

interjection

used for showing that you admire what someone has done or that you enjoyed their performance

hip, hip, hooray

words shouted by a group of people as a way of celebrating or showing approval

compliments to someone

used for praising someone

nice one

used for showing your admiration or approval of something. This expression is used especially by young people

that’s the way

used for encouraging someone when they are doing something well

good thinking

used for telling someone that they have had a good idea

you’re a genius

used for telling someone that you are very impressed with something that they have just done or said

boy

interjection

used for expressing a strong reaction, especially admiration or excitement

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be a tribute to

used for saying that something good proves how good someone or something else is

bully for someone

used for praising someone in a way that shows you are not at all impressed with what they have done

congrats

interjection

informal congratulations

congratulations

noun

mainly spoken used for telling someone that you are pleased about their success, good luck, or happiness on a special occasion

credit where credit’s due

used for saying that someone deserves praise for something that they have done

deserve a medal

used for saying that you think someone has dealt with a difficult situation very well

encore

interjection

a word that the audience shouts at the end of a performance when they want the performer to do more

good job

used for telling someone that they have done something well

good thinking, Batman!

used for telling someone that their idea is good

hats off to someone/I take my hat off to someone

used for showing your admiration or respect for someone because of something impressive that they have done

have someone to thank (for something)

used in a positive way to say who is responsible for something good

have the right idea

if you say that someone has the right idea, you think that what they are doing is right or good

I couldn’t have put it better myself

used for saying that someone has expressed something very well

let’s hear it for

used for saying that you think someone or something deserves a lot of praise

long live someone/something

used for expressing your support for or loyalty to someone or something

(nuff) props to someone

used to praise someone for something they have done

respect

interjection

very informal used for showing that you admire or strongly approve of someone or something. This word is mainly used by young people.

shabash

interjection

Indian English used for telling someone that they have done something well

someone is to be congratulated for something

a formal way of saying that someone has done well

take a bow

mainly journalism used for saying that someone has achieved something special

that’s a good boy/clever girl etc

used for praising or encouraging a child or an animal

that’s an idea

used for saying that you think what someone has suggested is good

that’s the idea

used for telling someone that they are doing something correctly or well

that’s the spirit

used for telling someone that they are doing something well or are doing the right thing

there’s a good boy/clever girl etc

used for praising or encouraging a child or an animal

three cheers for

used for telling people to shout three times to show their approval of someone or something

to someone’s credit

used for saying that someone deserves praise

touché

interjection

often humorous used for admitting that someone has said something better, funnier, or cleverer in answer to what you or someone else has just said

viva

interjection

used before the name of someone or something to show that you support them

way to go

used for telling someone that they have done something well, or that you are proud of their achievement

you can’t keep a good man/woman down

used when someone who you like or approve of has managed to deal with criticism or a difficulty

you have to hand it to someone

used for saying that you admire someone for something that they have done

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