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An expression granting permission; an indication of agreement with a proposal; an acknowledgement that a person, thing, or event meets requirements.
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  1. An expression granting permission; an indication of agreement with a proposal; an acknowledgement that a person, thing, or event meets requirements.
  2. An expression of favorable acceptance and encouragement; a compliment that also condones.
  3. Favorable regard; commendation.
Excessive flattery or admiration.
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  1. Excessive flattery or admiration.
The act of congratulating
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  1. The act of congratulating
  2. The act of expressing joy or acknowledgment, as for the achievement or good fortune of another.
  3. An expression of such joy or acknowledgment:
A praising or being praised; commendation or glorification
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  1. A praising or being praised; commendation or glorification
  2. (Archaic) A reason for praise; merit.
  3. Expression of approval, commendation, or admiration.
(Archaic) Greetings or regards, as to a friend
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  1. (Archaic) Greetings or regards, as to a friend
  2. Something, especially an official award or citation, that commends.
  3. The act or an instance of commending; esp., formal recommendation or praise
An expression of such joy or acknowledgment.
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  1. An expression of such joy or acknowledgment.
  2. The act of felicitating; a wishing of joy or happiness; congratulation.
  3. The act of expressing joy or acknowledgment, as for the achievement or good fortune of another.
Evidence attesting to some praiseworthy quality or characteristic:
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  1. Evidence attesting to some praiseworthy quality or characteristic:
  2. A payment in money or other valuables made by one ruler or nation to another in acknowledgment of submission or as the price of protection or security.
  3. Any outcome regarded as due to, and hence honoring, an effort, accomplishment, etc.
Warm, glowing praise.
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  1. Warm, glowing praise.
  2. A formal, often enthusiastic, expression of high praise
  3. A formal expression of praise.
(Aviation) An instructor's signed acknowledgement of time practising specific flying skills.
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  1. (Aviation) An instructor's signed acknowledgement of time practising specific flying skills.
  2. The act or quality of endorsing
  3. (Education, certification) Permission to carry out a specific skill or application in a field in which the practitioner already has a general licence.
A penalty, specified or in the form of moral pressure, that acts to ensure compliance with a social standard or norm.
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  1. A penalty, specified or in the form of moral pressure, that acts to ensure compliance with a social standard or norm.
  2. A coercive measure, as a blockade of shipping, usually taken by several nations together, for forcing a nation considered to have violated international law to end the violation
  3. The act of a recognized authority confirming or ratifying an action; authorized approval or permission
Approval or praise, esp. as shown by clapping hands, cheering, etc.
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  1. Approval or praise, esp. as shown by clapping hands, cheering, etc.
  2. Praise; commendation:
  3. Approval expressed especially by the clapping of hands.
The act or practice of flattering.
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  1. The act or practice of flattering.
  2. Excessive, untrue, or insincere praise; exaggerated compliment or attention
  3. (Uncountable) Excessive praise or approval, which is often insincere and sometimes contrived to win favour.
(Poetic) An acclamation; a shout of applause.
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  1. (Poetic) An acclamation; a shout of applause.
  2. Loud applause or strong approval
  3. Enthusiastic praise; acclamation.
A vote by voice; esp., an enthusiastic approving vote without an actual count
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  1. A vote by voice; esp., an enthusiastic approving vote without an actual count
  2. A shout or salute of enthusiastic approval.
  3. An oral vote, especially an enthusiastic vote of approval taken without formal ballot:
A lauding or being lauded
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  1. A lauding or being lauded
  2. The act of lauding; praise.
A formal speech or opus publicly praising someone or something.
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  1. A formal speech or opus publicly praising someone or something.
  2. Elaborate praise or laudation; an encomium.
  3. A formal speech or piece of writing praising a person or event
High praise or commendation.
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  1. High praise or commendation.
  2. A laudatory speech or written tribute, especially one praising someone who has died.
  3. Speech or writing in praise of a person, event, or thing; esp., a formal speech praising a person who has recently died
A state of awareness of a fact or thing, as required by law or contract.
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  1. A state of awareness of a fact or thing, as required by law or contract.
  2. A written or printed announcement:
  3. The act of noting or observing; perception or attention:
(Plural only) A greeting at the end of a letter or e-mail communication.
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  1. (Plural only) A greeting at the end of a letter or e-mail communication.
  2. Plural form of regard
  3. (Plural only) A greeting to pass on to another person.
An advanced course of study in place of or in addition to the regular course, for exceptional students
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  1. An advanced course of study in place of or in addition to the regular course, for exceptional students
  2. A sense of principled uprightness of character; personal integrity:
  3. Used with His, Her, or Your as a title and form of address for certain officials, such as judges and the mayors of certain cities:
The act or fact of appreciating
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  1. The act or fact of appreciating
  2. Grateful recognition, as of a favor
  3. Recognition of the quality, value, significance, or magnitude of people and things.
Notice, as in passing; greeting; salutation
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  1. Notice, as in passing; greeting; salutation
  2. Acknowledgement that something was authorized to be done; the acknowledgement of someone’s or something’s rank or status, especially the diplomatic recognition of another country; a subjecting to income tax, under the federal income tax laws. See also realization. Acknowledgement that something was authorized to be done; the acknowledgement of someone’s or something’s rank or status, especially the diplomatic recognition of another country; a subjecting to income tax, under the federal income tax laws. See also realization.
  3. A recognizing or being recognized; acknowledgment; admission, as of a fact
Anything that gives happiness or prevents misfortune; special benefit or favor
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  1. Anything that gives happiness or prevents misfortune; special benefit or favor
  2. The act of declaring or bestowing favor; approval.
  3. Some kind of divine or supernatural aid, or reward.
Credit or praise for an achievement; glory; fame
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  1. Credit or praise for an achievement; glory; fame
  2. (Proscribed) plural form of kudo.
  3. Acclaim or praise for exceptional achievement.
(Often used in plural) plural form of plaudit
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  1. (Often used in plural) plural form of plaudit
The act of venerating:
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  1. The act of venerating:
  2. A feeling of profound respect or reverence:
  3. Profound reverence, respect or awe.
A feeling of strong approval or delight with regard to someone or something:
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  1. A feeling of strong approval or delight with regard to someone or something:
  2. The state of being viewed with such approval or delight:
  3. The sense of wonder, delight, and pleased approval inspired by anything fine, skillful, beautiful, etc.
The act of congratulating
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  1. The act of congratulating
  2. An expression of such joy or acknowledgment:
  3. The act of expressing joy or acknowledgment, as for the achievement or good fortune of another.
Formal acknowledgment by a vassal of allegiance to his lord under feudal law.
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  1. Formal acknowledgment by a vassal of allegiance to his lord under feudal law.
  2. Special honor or respect shown or expressed publicly.
  3. An act done or thing given to show the relationship between lord and vassal
A favorable remark that one has overheard about another person and offers to repeat to that person in exchange for a compliment overheard about oneself.
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  1. A favorable remark that one has overheard about another person and offers to repeat to that person in exchange for a compliment overheard about oneself.
A small cluster or arrangement of flowers.
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  1. A small cluster or arrangement of flowers.
  2. A fragrant smell, especially of a wine or liqueur.
  3. The scent of a particular wine.
A single mark made by a writing or marking implement, such as a pen.
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  1. A single mark made by a writing or marking implement, such as a pen.
  2. A sudden action or process having a strong impact or effect:
  3. A single uninterrupted movement, especially when repeated or in a back-and-forth motion:
To cause to be worthy of recommendation:
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  1. To cause to be worthy of recommendation:
  2. (Archaic) To transmit the kind regards of
  3. To express approval of; praise:
(Obs.) To set a price on; appraise
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  1. (Obs.) To set a price on; appraise
  2. To laud the glory of (God, etc.), as in song; glorify; extol
  3. To express a feeling of veneration or gratitude to (a deity); worship or glorify.
To write one's signature on the back of (an instrument) to transfer the rights available under that instrument to another party.
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  1. To write one's signature on the back of (an instrument) to transfer the rights available under that instrument to another party.
  2. To state, as in an advertisement, that one approves of (a product, service, etc.), often in return for a fee
  3. To express approval of or give support to, especially by public statement; sanction:
To give official authorization or approval to; to countenance.
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  1. To give official authorization or approval to; to countenance.
  2. To give official authorization or approval to:
  3. A penalty imposed for violating accepted social norms. A sanction may be civil or criminal in nature. Criminal sanctions are either fine, imprisonment, or both. A penalty imposed for violating accepted social norms. A sanction may be civil or criminal in nature. Criminal sanctions are either fine, imprisonment, or both. Authorization and/or approval by someone in a position of authority; for example, the act of imposing a penalty.
To acknowledge or declare with enthusiastic approval:
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  1. To acknowledge or declare with enthusiastic approval:
  2. To announce with much applause or praise; hail
  3. To praise enthusiastically and often publicly.
(Idiomatic) to commend someone's attributes to others
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To praise; glorify; extol
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  1. To praise; glorify; extol
  2. To raise in status, dignity, power, honor, wealth, etc.
  3. To glorify, praise, or honor.
To bring comfort, composure, or relief.
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  1. To bring comfort, composure, or relief.
  2. To ease or relieve (pain, for example).
  3. To calm or placate (a person, for example).
To function as an amulet or charm.
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  1. To function as an amulet or charm.
  2. To act on as though by magic; seemingly cast a spell on
  3. To induce by means of strong personal attractiveness:
To show approval of by clapping, cheering, etc.
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  1. To show approval of by clapping, cheering, etc.
  2. To express approval of (someone or something) especially by such clapping.
  3. To express approval, especially by clapping the hands.
To engage in worship, or perform an act of religious devotion; specif., to offer prayers, attend church services, etc.
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  1. To engage in worship, or perform an act of religious devotion; specif., to offer prayers, attend church services, etc.
  2. To regard with ardent or adoring esteem or devotion.
  3. To participate in religious rites of worship.
To praise highly; compose a eulogy about; extol
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  1. To praise highly; compose a eulogy about; extol
  2. To praise, celebrate or pay homage to (someone), especially in an eloquent formal eulogy.
  3. To praise highly in speech or writing, especially in a formal eulogy.
To give glory to, especially through worship.
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  1. To give glory to, especially through worship.
  2. To praise extravagantly; honor; extol
  3. To exalt and honor (God), as in worship
To eulogize.
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  1. To eulogize.
  2. To compose, deliver, or indulge in panegyrics.
  3. To praise someone or something, especially in an eloquent speech or in writing.
To praise highly; laud
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  1. To praise highly; laud
(Archaic) To glorify; praise; extol
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  1. (Archaic) To glorify; praise; extol
  2. To cause to appear greater, more important, or more extreme than is in fact the case:
  3. To increase the apparent size of (an object), especially by means of a lens, instrument, or device.
To persuade by flattery, gentle pleading, or insincere language:
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  1. To persuade by flattery, gentle pleading, or insincere language:
  2. To use flattery, pleading, or insincere language in an attempt to persuade someone to do something:
  3. To elicit or obtain by flattery, gentle pleading, or insincere language:
To give praise to; glorify.
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  1. To give praise to; glorify.
  2. To praise; extol
To praise too highly or flatter servilely
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  1. To praise too highly or flatter servilely
  2. To admire intensely or excessively
  3. To praise or admire excessively; fawn on.
To name by way of tribute; salute as
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  1. To name by way of tribute; salute as
  2. To call out loudly in order to gain the attention of
  3. Precipitation in the form of rounded pellets of ice and hard snow that usually falls during thunderstorms. Hail forms when raindrops are blown up and down within a cloud, passing repeatedly through layers of warm and freezing air and collecting layers of ice until they are too heavy for the winds to keep them from falling.
To show great respect or high regard for; treat with deference and courtesy
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  1. To show great respect or high regard for; treat with deference and courtesy
  2. To hold in respect; esteem:
  3. To worship (a deity)
(Idiomatic) To flatter, especially with the intent of personal gain.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To flatter, especially with the intent of personal gain.
To inflate with air.
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  1. To inflate with air.
  2. To swell due to injury or illness.
  3. To become proud. (Often written as puffed up with pride.)
To hit or propel (a ball, for example) with a smoothly regulated swing.
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  1. To hit or propel (a ball, for example) with a smoothly regulated swing.
  2. (Informal) To flatter, pay special attention to, etc. in an effort to influence, reassure, persuade, etc.
  3. (Informal) To behave attentively or flatteringly toward (someone), especially in order to restore confidence or gain cooperation.
To offer congratulations to:
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  1. To offer congratulations to:
  2. (Archaic) To make happy.
  3. To wish happiness to; congratulate
To have (something) arise in one's memory; become aware of (something) suddenly or spontaneously:
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  1. To have (something) arise in one's memory; become aware of (something) suddenly or spontaneously:
  2. To have (an event, thing, person, etc.) come to mind again; think of again
  3. To retain in the memory:
To keep alive the memory of; serve as a memorial to
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  1. To keep alive the memory of; serve as a memorial to
  2. To honor the memory of, as by a ceremony
  3. To honor the memory of (a person or event, for example), especially with a ceremony.
To come or appear to; meet
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  1. To come or appear to; meet
  2. To meet, receive, address, or acknowledge (a person, utterance, or event) in a specified way
  3. To speak or write to with expressions of friendliness, respect, pleasure, etc., as in meeting or by letter; hail; welcome
To accept and pay when due
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  1. To accept and pay when due
  2. To hold in respect; esteem:
  3. To do or give something in honor of
To make happier or more cheerful:
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  1. To make happier or more cheerful:
  2. To fill with joy, good spirits, and hope; gladden; comfort
  3. To be or become cheerful; feel encouraged
To honor by performing a prescribed act or gesture, such as dipping the flag, firing cannons, or raising the right hand to the forehead, as a mark of military, naval, or official respect
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  1. To honor by performing a prescribed act or gesture, such as dipping the flag, firing cannons, or raising the right hand to the forehead, as a mark of military, naval, or official respect
  2. To greet or welcome with friendly words or ceremonial gesture, such as bowing, tipping the hat, etc.
  3. To express warm approval of; commend:
To call out or yell in order to catch the attention of:
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  1. To call out or yell in order to catch the attention of:
  2. To greet; give salutation to; salute.
  3. Precipitation in the form of rounded pellets of ice and hard snow that usually falls during thunderstorms. Hail forms when raindrops are blown up and down within a cloud, passing repeatedly through layers of warm and freezing air and collecting layers of ice until they are too heavy for the winds to keep them from falling.
To heat and brown (bread, for example) by placing in a toaster or an oven or close to a fire.
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  1. To heat and brown (bread, for example) by placing in a toaster or an oven or close to a fire.
  2. To become toasted:
  3. To become toasted
To show approval of by clapping, cheering, etc.
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  1. To show approval of by clapping, cheering, etc.
  2. To express approval, especially by clapping the hands.
  3. To express approval of (someone or something) especially by such clapping.
To observe (a day or event) with ceremonies of respect, festivity, or rejoicing.
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  1. To observe (a day or event) with ceremonies of respect, festivity, or rejoicing.
  2. To observe an occasion with appropriate ceremony or festivity.
  3. To mark a happy occasion by engaging in some pleasurable activity
(Archaic) Greetings or regards, as to a friend
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  1. (Archaic) Greetings or regards, as to a friend
  2. Something, especially an official award or citation, that commends.
  3. The act or an instance of commending; esp., formal recommendation or praise
Expression of approval, commendation, or admiration.
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  1. Expression of approval, commendation, or admiration.
  2. (Archaic) A reason for praise; merit.
  3. A praising or being praised; commendation or glorification
Evidence attesting to some praiseworthy quality or characteristic:
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  1. Evidence attesting to some praiseworthy quality or characteristic:
  2. A payment or tax given by a feudal vassal to an overlord.
  3. A gift, payment, declaration, or other acknowledgment of gratitude, respect, or admiration:
Loud applause or strong approval
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  1. Loud applause or strong approval
  2. (Poetic) An acclamation; a shout of applause.
  3. Enthusiastic praise; acclamation.
A shout or salute of enthusiastic approval.
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  1. A shout or salute of enthusiastic approval.
  2. A vote by voice; esp., an enthusiastic approving vote without an actual count
  3. An oral vote, especially an enthusiastic vote of approval taken without formal ballot:
Approval or praise, esp. as shown by clapping hands, cheering, etc.
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  1. Approval or praise, esp. as shown by clapping hands, cheering, etc.
  2. Approval expressed especially by the clapping of hands.
  3. Praise; commendation:
The act or an instance of celebrating
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  1. The act or an instance of celebrating
  2. That which is done to celebrate
(Archaic) Greetings or regards, as to a friend
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  1. (Archaic) Greetings or regards, as to a friend
  2. The act or an instance of commending; esp., formal recommendation or praise
  3. Something, especially an official award or citation, that commends.
Warm, glowing praise.
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  1. Warm, glowing praise.
  2. A formal, often enthusiastic, expression of high praise
  3. A formal expression of praise.
High praise or commendation.
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  1. High praise or commendation.
  2. A laudatory speech or written tribute, especially one praising someone who has died.
  3. Speech or writing in praise of a person, event, or thing; esp., a formal speech praising a person who has recently died
  1. Praise; accolades.
  2. Credit or praise for an achievement; glory; fame
  3. Acclaim or praise for exceptional achievement.
A lauding or being lauded
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  1. A lauding or being lauded
  2. The act of lauding; praise.
A formal speech or opus publicly praising someone or something.
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  1. A formal speech or opus publicly praising someone or something.
  2. A formal speech or piece of writing praising a person or event
  3. Elaborate praise or laudation; an encomium.
An applauding or round of applause
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  1. An applauding or round of applause
  2. Enthusiastic expression of praise or approval:
  3. Any expression of approval or praise
Expression of approval, commendation, or admiration.
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  1. Expression of approval, commendation, or admiration.
  2. (Archaic) A reason for praise; merit.
  3. A praising or being praised; commendation or glorification
A fine or beautiful gesture
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  1. A fine or beautiful gesture
  2. A gracious gesture, noble in form but often futile or meaningless in substance.
  3. An act or offer that seems fine, noble, etc., but is empty
An act or usage intended to honor or compliment
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  1. An act or usage intended to honor or compliment
  2. (Uncountable) Willingness or generosity in providing something needed.
  3. (Countable) A polite gesture or remark.
A small decorative gift given to each guest at a party.
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  1. A small decorative gift given to each guest at a party.
  2. A state of being held in such regard:
  3. Friendly or favorable regard; approval or support:
(Archaic) To transmit the kind regards of
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  1. (Archaic) To transmit the kind regards of
  2. To represent as worthy, qualified, or desirable; recommend:
  3. To express approval of; praise
(Obs.) To greet; hail
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  1. (Obs.) To greet; hail
  2. (Obs.) To rejoice at; celebrate
  3. To express to (a person) one's pleasure at good fortune or success; felicitate
(Obs.) To set a price on; appraise
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  1. (Obs.) To set a price on; appraise
  2. To express a feeling of veneration or gratitude to (a deity); worship or glorify.
  3. To laud the glory of (God, etc.), as in song; glorify; extol
To greet with loud applause or approval
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  1. To greet with loud applause or approval
  2. To announce with much applause or praise; hail
  3. To praise enthusiastically and often publicly.
To express approval of (someone or something) especially by such clapping.
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  1. To express approval of (someone or something) especially by such clapping.
  2. To show approval of by clapping, cheering, etc.
  3. To express approval, especially by clapping the hands.
To represent as worthy, qualified, or desirable; recommend:
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  1. To represent as worthy, qualified, or desirable; recommend:
  2. To express approval of; praise
  3. To express approval of; praise:
To give praise to; glorify.
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  1. To give praise to; glorify.
  2. To praise; extol
(Obs.) To set a price on; appraise
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  1. (Obs.) To set a price on; appraise
  2. To express a feeling of veneration or gratitude to (a deity); worship or glorify.
  3. To laud the glory of (God, etc.), as in song; glorify; extol
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