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praise

praise

 
 
pronunciation:
preIz
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: words that show admiration or respect.
The dog received praise for doing a trick.
synonyms:
applause, compliment
antonyms:
abuse, criticism, slander
similar words:
acclaim, approval, flattery, honor, recognition
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: praised, praises, praising
definition 1: to speak well of.
The coach praised the players for their hard work.
synonyms:
applaud, commend
antonyms:
abuse, admonish, attack, blame, condemn, criticize, denounce, malign, scold
similar words:
acclaim, compliment, congratulate, flatter, hail, pat on the back, salute
definition 2: to honor with words or song.
The congregation praised God.
synonyms:
glorify
similar words:
bless, celebrate, worship
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