Synonyms of praise in English:
1 the police praised Parveen for her courage
commend, express approval of, express admiration for, applaud, pay tribute to, speak highly of, eulogize, compliment, congratulate, celebrate, sing the praises of, praise to the skies, rave about, go into raptures about, heap praise on, wax lyrical about, say nice things about, make much of, pat on the back, take one's hat off to, throw bouquets at, lionize, admire, hail, cheer, flatter
North American informalballyhoo
black Englishbig someone/something up
[Antonyms] criticize, condemn
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1 James was full of praise for the medical teams he left Washington with the President's praises ringing in his ears
approval, acclaim, admiration, approbation, acclamation, plaudits, congratulations, commendation, applause, flattery, adulation;
tribute, accolade, cheer, compliment, a pat on the back, eulogy, encomium, panegyric, ovation, bouquet, laurels;
North American puffery
North American informalkudos
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