Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun praise

2 senses of praise

Sense 1
praise, congratulations, kudos, extolment -- (an expression of approval and commendation; "he always appreciated praise for his work")
       => approval, commendation -- (a message expressing a favorable opinion; "words of approval seldom passed his lips")

Sense 2
praise -- (offering words of homage as an act of worship; "they sang a hymn of praise to God")
       => worship -- (the activity of worshipping)

Antonyms of verb praise

1 sense of praise

Sense 1
praise -- (express approval of; "The parents praised their children for their academic performance")
       Antonym of criticize (Sense 1)
      => knock, criticize, criticise, pick apart -- (find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws; "The paper criticized the new movie"; "Don't knock the food--it's free")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb praise

1 sense of praise

Sense 1
praise -- (express approval of; "The parents praised their children for their academic performance")
       => measure, evaluate, valuate, assess, appraise, value -- (evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of; "I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional"; "access all the factors when taking a risk")

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