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(Archaic) To transmit the kind regards of
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  1. (Archaic) To transmit the kind regards of
  2. To cause to be worthy of recommendation:
  3. To express approval of; praise:
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.
  1. The profession of an advocate
  2. The act of pleading or arguing in favor of something, such as a cause, idea, or policy; active support.
  3. Active support for a legal cause by argument and persuasion. Active support for a legal cause by argument and persuasion.
Good wishes; regards:
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  1. Good wishes; regards:
  2. (Now Chiefly Dial.) A gift given for services; tip
  3. A formal act or expression of courtesy or respect
The act or practice of flattering.
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  1. The act or practice of flattering.
  2. (Uncountable) Excessive praise or approval, which is often insincere and sometimes contrived to win favour.
  3. Excessive, untrue, or insincere praise; exaggerated compliment or attention
(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.
To pay a compliment to; congratulate
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  1. To pay a compliment to; congratulate
  2. To present something to (a person) as an act of politeness or respect
  3. To show fondness, regard, or respect for by giving a gift or performing a favor.
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.
Excessive flattery or admiration.
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  1. Excessive flattery or admiration.
A flattering or ingratiating act or remark, etc. meant to persuade
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  1. A flattering or ingratiating act or remark, etc. meant to persuade
  2. Flattering speech or actions designed to persuade or influence.
Favorable opinion; high regard; respect
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  1. Favorable opinion; high regard; respect
  2. (Archaic) Judgment; opinion.
  3. Favorable regard; respect.
Praise; glorification.
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  1. Praise; glorification.
  2. The time appointed for this service.
  3. The service of dawn which constitutes the second (or, when said together with matins, the first) of the canonical hours and includes psalms of praise; morning prayer
(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 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. (Philately) Stamps sent on request by mail to potential buyers
  3. Favorable regard; commendation.
(Obs.) Proof
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  1. (Obs.) Proof
  2. An expression of warm approval; praise.
  3. Approval, sanction, or commendation
The act or fact of appreciating
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  1. The act or fact of appreciating
  2. Accurate perception; true estimation; as, an appreciation of the difficulties before us; an appreciation of colors.
  3. Grateful recognition, as of a favor
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. An oral vote, especially an enthusiastic vote of approval taken without formal ballot:
  3. A shout or salute of enthusiastic approval.
The act of worship.
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  1. The act of worship.
  2. A worshiping or paying homage, as to a divinity
  3. Profound love or regard.
The act of recognizing or condition of being recognized.
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  1. The act of recognizing or condition of being recognized.
  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
The attitude shown by this; homage; deference
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  1. The attitude shown by this; homage; deference
  2. A gesture or movement of the body, such as a curtsy, that expresses deference or homage.
  3. A gesture of respect or reverence, such as a bow or curtsy
The fawning behavior of a sycophant; servile flattery.
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  1. The fawning behavior of a sycophant; servile flattery.
  2. The behavior or character, or an act, of a sycophant; servile flattery
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 lauding or being lauded
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  1. A lauding or being lauded
  2. The act of lauding; 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
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.
Praise; glorification.
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  1. Praise; glorification.
  2. The time appointed for this service.
  3. The service of dawn which constitutes the second (or, when said together with matins, the first) of the canonical hours and includes psalms of praise; morning prayer
(Proscribed) plural form of kudo.
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  1. (Proscribed) plural form of kudo.
  2. Credit or praise for an achievement; glory; fame
  3. Acclaim or praise for exceptional achievement.
Consideration; attention; concern
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  1. Consideration; attention; concern
  2. Careful thought or attention; heed:
  3. A particular point or aspect; respect:
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.
Elaborate praise or laudation; an encomium.
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  1. Elaborate praise or laudation; an encomium.
  2. A formal speech or opus publicly praising someone or something.
  3. A formal speech or piece of writing praising a person or event
  1. An act of recommending
  2. Something that recommends, especially a favorable statement concerning character or qualifications.
  3. The act of recommending, or calling attention to, a person or thing as suited to some purpose
Plural form of hurrah
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Plural form of bravo Paid desperadoes or assassins. Wanton mercenaries.
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Enthusiastic, prolonged applause.
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  1. Enthusiastic, prolonged applause.
  2. A show of public homage or welcome.
  3. In ancient Rome, a lesser ceremonial tribute to a hero whose deeds were not great enough to justify a full triumph
Plural form of cry Shouts or screams.
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  1. Plural form of cry Shouts or screams.
A shrill, breathy sound; a whistle.
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  1. A shrill, breathy sound; a whistle.
  2. Shrill, noisy breathing by a horse, caused by a disorder of the air passages
  3. The act or sound of a person, animal, or thing that whistles
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.
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  1. 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.
  2. Evidence attesting to some praiseworthy quality or characteristic:
  3. Any outcome regarded as due to, and hence honoring, an effort, accomplishment, etc.
(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.
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
A song of joy, triumph, praise, etc.
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  1. A song of joy, triumph, praise, etc.
  2. An ancient Greek hymn of thanksgiving or invocation, especially to Apollo.
  3. A fervent expression of joy or praise:
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. Some kind of divine or supernatural aid, or reward.
  3. The act of declaring or bestowing favor; approval.
An invocation of divine blessing, esp. at the end of a religious service
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  1. An invocation of divine blessing, esp. at the end of a religious service
  2. (Roman Catholic Church) A short service consisting of prayers, the singing of a Eucharistic hymn, and the blessing of the congregation with the host.
  3. (R.C.Ch.) A devotional service during which a consecrated Host is exposed in a monstrance and a solemn blessing is given with the Host
A push to help propel a person or thing upward or forward
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  1. A push to help propel a person or thing upward or forward
  2. An increase in amount, power, etc.
  3. A linear map from one reference frame to another in which each coordinate is increased or decreased by an independent constant or linear function. A boost corresponds to a shift of the entire coordinate system without any rotation of its axes.
A raving action or speech
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  1. A raving action or speech
  2. An all-night dance party, especially one at which techno, house, or other electronically synthesized music is played.
  3. A kind of loosely organized dance party, lasting through the night, that originated in Britain in the 1980s: a rave features techno music and typically includes the use of psychedelic drugs
A small tool used in cleaving laths. Compare: froe.
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  1. A small tool used in cleaving laths. Compare: froe.
  2. A Brownie point:
  3. A statement of an amount owed for food and drink, especially one signed to indicate acceptance of the charge.
A small quantity of vapor, smoke, etc. expelled at one time
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  1. A small quantity of vapor, smoke, etc. expelled at one time
  2. An amount of vapor, smoke, or similar material released in a puff.
  3. A piece of writing, as on the jacket of a book, containing often exaggerated praise, used for promotional purposes.
To praise or commend to another as being worthy or desirable; endorse:
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  1. To praise or commend to another as being worthy or desirable; endorse:
  2. To give advice or counsel:
  3. To suggest favorably as suited for some use, function, position, etc.
To praise; extol
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  1. To praise; extol
  2. To give praise to; glorify.
To acknowledge or declare with enthusiastic approval:
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  1. To acknowledge or declare with enthusiastic approval:
  2. To praise enthusiastically and often publicly.
  3. To announce with much applause or praise; hail
To praise highly; laud
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  1. To praise highly; laud
To praise highly; compose a eulogy about; extol
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  1. To praise highly; compose a eulogy about; extol
  2. To praise highly in speech or writing, especially in a formal eulogy.
  3. To praise, celebrate or pay homage to (someone), especially in an eloquent formal eulogy.
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 urge on or encourage by cheers
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  1. To urge on or encourage by cheers
  2. To fill with joy, good spirits, and hope; gladden; comfort
  3. To be or become cheerful; feel encouraged
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 express approval of or give support to, especially by public statement; sanction:
  3. To give approval to; support; sanction
To give official authorization or approval to:
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  1. To give official authorization or approval to:
  2. To give official authorization or approval to; to countenance.
  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.
(Dial.) To like or wish
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  1. (Dial.) To like or wish
  2. To marvel at something. Often used with at.
  3. To regard with wonder, delight, and pleased approval
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 raise to a higher moral, cultural, or intellectual level:
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  1. To raise to a higher moral, cultural, or intellectual level:
  2. To move (something) to a higher place or position from a lower one; lift.
  3. To raise (a person) in rank or position; promote
To increase the scope of; extend:
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  1. To increase the scope of; extend:
  2. To make great or greater in power, rank, honor, or wealth; applied to persons, countries, etc.
  3. To consider to be or cause to appear greater than is really the case; exaggerate:
To call out loudly in order to gain the attention of
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  1. To call out loudly in order to gain the attention of
  2. To greet; give salutation to; salute.
  3. To welcome, greet, etc. with or as with cheers; acclaim
To become noticeable to:
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  1. To become noticeable to:
  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 strike (the hands) together with an abrupt, loud sound, usually repeatedly:
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  1. To strike (the hands) together with an abrupt, loud sound, usually repeatedly:
  2. To strike together with a sharp sound, as one hard surface on another:
  3. To come together suddenly with a sharp sound.
(Idiomatic) to commend someone's attributes to others
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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 act as an advocate:
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  1. To act as an advocate:
  2. One who actively assists, defends, pleads, prosecutes, speaks, writes, or otherwise supports the cause of another. One who actively assists, defends, pleads, prosecutes, speaks, writes, or otherwise supports the cause of another. A lawyer. To speak, write, or otherwise support a cause by argument.
  3. To speak or write in support of; be in favor of
To pay a compliment to; congratulate
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  1. To pay a compliment to; congratulate
  2. To show fondness, regard, or respect for by giving a gift or performing a favor.
  3. To present something to (a person) as an act of politeness or respect
To be fully aware of or sensitive to; realize:
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  1. To be fully aware of or sensitive to; realize:
  2. To be thankful or show gratitude for:
  3. To think well of; understand and enjoy; esteem
To extol or praise:
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  1. To extol or praise:
  2. To observe an occasion with appropriate ceremony or festivity.
  3. To mark a happy occasion by engaging in some pleasurable activity
To show respect for:
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  1. To show respect for:
  2. To do or give something in honor of
  3. To hold in respect; esteem:
(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
To praise too much, untruly, or insincerely, as in order to win favor
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  1. To praise too much, untruly, or insincerely, as in order to win favor
  2. To compliment excessively and often insincerely, especially in order to win favor.
  3. To use flattery
To become inflated, as with pride
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  1. To become inflated, as with pride
  2. To blow, drive, give forth, etc. in or with a puff or puffs
  3. To swell or seem to swell, as with pride or air. Often used with up :
To increase; raise:
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  1. To increase; raise:
  2. A linear map from one reference frame to another in which each coordinate is increased or decreased by an independent constant or linear function. A boost corresponds to a shift of the entire coordinate system without any rotation of its axes.
  3. To urge others to support; promote
(Intransitive) To encourage a favored person, team, or result.
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  1. (Intransitive) To encourage a favored person, team, or result.
To look upon or watch.
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  1. To look upon or watch.
  2. To give a tip on (a racehorse) for a price
  3. To spy out or otherwise get information on (racehorses)
(Idiomatic, intransitive) To talk louder.
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  1. (Idiomatic, intransitive) To talk louder.
  2. (Intransitive) To speak in a plain and candid way.
  3. (Idiomatic) To talk about (something or someone) to make it seem as good as possible or to draw positive attention to it.
To cause to be or seem more glorious or excellent than is actually the case:
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  1. To cause to be or seem more glorious or excellent than is actually the case:
  2. To give glory to, especially through worship.
  3. To exalt and honor (God), as in worship
To love (someone) deeply and devotedly.
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  1. To love (someone) deeply and devotedly.
  2. To worship as God or a god.
  3. To love greatly or honor highly; idolize
To show reverence.
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  1. To show reverence.
  2. To consider or treat with profound awe and respect; venerate:
  3. To treat or regard with reverence; venerate
Loud applause or strong approval
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  1. Loud applause or strong approval
  2. Enthusiastic praise; acclamation.
  3. (Poetic) An acclamation; a shout of applause.
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.
Good wishes; regards:
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  1. Good wishes; regards:
  2. A formal act or expression of courtesy or respect
  3. (Now Chiefly Dial.) A gift given for services; tip
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
Credit or praise for an achievement; glory; fame
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  1. Credit or praise for an achievement; glory; fame
  2. Praise; accolades.
  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. Elaborate praise or laudation; an encomium.
  3. A formal speech or piece of writing praising a person or event
Enthusiastic expression of praise or approval:
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  1. Enthusiastic expression of praise or approval:
  2. An applauding or round of applause
  3. Any expression of approval or praise
Good wishes; regards:
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  1. Good wishes; regards:
  2. (Now Chiefly Dial.) A gift given for services; tip
  3. A formal act or expression of courtesy or respect
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 payment or tax given by a feudal vassal to an overlord.
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  1. A payment or tax given by a feudal vassal to an overlord.
  2. A tax imposed for such payment.
  3. A gift, payment, declaration, or other acknowledgment of gratitude, respect, or admiration:
A feeling of great joy, pride, power, etc.; elation; rapture
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  1. A feeling of great joy, pride, power, etc.; elation; rapture
  2. An exalting or being exalted
  3. A state or feeling of intense, often excessive exhilaration or well-being.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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  1. Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
  2. (Obsolete) praise
A lauding or being lauded
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  1. A lauding or being lauded
  2. The act of lauding; praise.
The power of magnifying
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  1. The power of magnifying
  2. The apparent enlargement of an object in an image.
  3. A magnified image, model, or representation
To greet with loud applause or approval
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  1. To greet with loud applause or approval
  2. To praise enthusiastically and often publicly.
  3. To announce with much applause or praise; hail
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 cause to be worthy of recommendation:
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  1. To cause to be worthy of recommendation:
  2. To represent as worthy, qualified, or desirable; recommend:
  3. To express approval of; praise:
To pay a compliment to; congratulate
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  1. To pay a compliment to; congratulate
  2. To present something to (a person) as an act of politeness or respect
  3. To show fondness, regard, or respect for by giving a gift or performing a favor.
To praise; extol
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  1. To praise; extol
  2. To give praise to; glorify.
(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
To acknowledge or declare with enthusiastic approval:
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  1. To acknowledge or declare with enthusiastic approval:
  2. To praise enthusiastically and often publicly.
  3. To announce with much applause or praise; hail
To commemorate (an anniversary, holiday, etc.) with ceremony or festivity
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  1. To commemorate (an anniversary, holiday, etc.) with ceremony or festivity
  2. To mark a happy occasion by engaging in some pleasurable activity
  3. To honor or praise publicly
To praise highly; compose a eulogy about; extol
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  1. To praise highly; compose a eulogy about; extol
  2. To praise highly in speech or writing, especially in a formal eulogy.
  3. To praise, celebrate or pay homage to (someone), especially in an eloquent formal eulogy.
To fill with joy, pride, etc.; elate
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  1. To fill with joy, pride, etc.; elate
  2. To raise in status, dignity, power, honor, wealth, etc.
  3. To glorify, praise, or honor.
To praise highly; laud
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  1. To praise highly; laud
To cause to be or seem more glorious or excellent than is actually the case:
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  1. To cause to be or seem more glorious or excellent than is actually the case:
  2. To give glory to, especially through worship.
  3. To praise extravagantly; honor; extol
To greet or acclaim enthusiastically:
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  1. To greet or acclaim enthusiastically:
  2. To greet; give salutation to; salute.
  3. To welcome, greet, etc. with or as with cheers; acclaim
To do or give something in honor of
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  1. To do or give something in honor of
  2. To hold in respect; esteem:
  3. To show respect for:
To praise; extol
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  1. To praise; extol
  2. To give praise to; glorify.
To have the power of increasing the apparent size of an object, as a microscope or telescope does
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  1. To have the power of increasing the apparent size of an object, as a microscope or telescope does
  2. To cause to seem greater, more important, etc. than is really so; exaggerate
  3. To cause to seem or appear larger than is really so; increase the apparent size of, esp. by means of a lens or lenses
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 glorify, praise, or honor.
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  1. To glorify, praise, or honor.
  2. To raise in status, dignity, power, honor, wealth, etc.
  3. To praise; glorify; extol
To praise highly; laud
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  1. To praise highly; laud
To cause to be or seem more glorious or excellent than is actually the case:
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  1. To cause to be or seem more glorious or excellent than is actually the case:
  2. To exalt and honor (God), as in worship
  3. To give glory to, especially through worship.
To give praise to; glorify.
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  1. To give praise to; glorify.
  2. To praise; extol
To increase the apparent size of (an object), especially by means of a lens, instrument, or device.
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  1. To increase the apparent size of (an object), especially by means of a lens, instrument, or device.
  2. To cause to appear greater, more important, or more extreme than is in fact the case:
  3. (Archaic) To glorify; praise; extol

Synonym Study

  • Eulogize suggests lofty, formal praise in speech or writing, as on a special occasion the minister eulogized the exemplary life of the deceased
  • Extol implies exalting or lofty praise to extol the virtues of a new drug
  • a widely acclaimed novel
  • Acclaim suggests an outward show of strong approval, expressed by or as if by loud applause, cheering, etc. he was acclaimed the victor
  • Laud implies great, sometimes extravagant praise the critics lauded the actor to the skies
  • Praise is the simple, basic word implying an expression of approval, esteem, or commendation to praise a student's work
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