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laud

laud

 
 
pronunciation:
lawd
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: lauded, lauding, lauds
definition: to praise.
At our school, the sports stars were lauded more than the academic achievers.
synonyms:
acclaim, commend, extol, praise
antonyms:
criticize, defame, malign, revile
similar words:
applaud, celebrate, compliment, exalt, glorify, hail
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: praise, esp. a hymn or song of religious praise.
synonyms:
alleluia, hymn, paean, praise
similar words:
canticle, encomium, plainsong, psalm
definition 2: (often cap.; pl. but used with a sing. or pl. verb) the prayer service, after matins, that forms the first of the Christian canonical hours.
similar words:
ceremony, service, worship