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Synonyms of rave in English:


  • 1 he was raving about the fires of hell
    talk wildly, babble, jabber, talk incoherently
  • 2 I raved and swore at them
    rant, rant and rave, rage, lose one's temper, storm, fulminate, fume;
    shout, roar, thunder, bellow
    informal fly off the handle, blow one's top, hit the roof, flip one's wig
  • 3 he raved about her singing
    praise enthusiastically, go into raptures about/over, wax lyrical about, sing the praises of, rhapsodize over, enthuse about/over, acclaim, eulogize, extol, overpraise
    informal ballyhoo
    formal laud
    archaic panegyrize
    [Antonyms] criticize
  • noun

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  • 1 the food won raves from the critics
    enthusiastic praise, lavish praise, a rapturous reception, tribute, plaudits, acclaim
    [Antonyms] criticism
  • 2 an all-night rave See party (sense 1 of the noun)
  • adjective

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  • 1 informal rave reviews
    very enthusiastic, rapturous, glowing, ecstatic, excellent, highly favorable
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