To have regard for
esteem, honor, applaud, praise, extol, respect, approve, revere,
venerate, eulogize, panegyrize, laud, boost, glorify, reverence,
hold dear, appreciate, credit, commend, favor, value, treasure,
prize, look up to, rate highly, pay homage to, idolize, adore,
worship, hail, put a high price on, regard with approbation, have a high
opinion of, regard highly, wonder at, marvel at, think highly of, value highly, esteem highly, regard as fine, consider
brilliant, think wonderful, hold in esteem, hold in respect, think well
of, show deference to, set store by*, put
on a pedestal*, make an ado about*, think the world of*.
Antonyms censure*, deride, deprecate.