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laud

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of laud

  1. public acknowledgment or admiration for an achievement <an actor who in his lifetime received all the laud and honor that the theater world could bestow> Synonyms acclaim, accolade, applause, bay(s), credit, distinction, homage, honor, kudos, glory, laurels, props [slang], réclame, sunRelated Words celebrity, fame, renown, repute; compliment, encomium, eulogy, panegyric, toast, tribute; acclamation, ovation, plaudit, praise, rave, rhapsody; citation, commendation, kudo, note, recommendation; elevation, enshrinement, enthronement, exaltation, glorification




laud

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of laud

  1. 1 to declare enthusiastic approval of <the critics have lauded the best-selling author's newest novel> Synonyms accredit, applaud, cheer, crack up, hail, acclaim, praise, salute, toutRelated Words bravo, clap, rise (to); ballyhoo; approve, commend, endorse (also indorse), favor, recommend, root (for), support; celebrate, emblazon, eulogize, extol (also extoll), glorify, magnify, sing; adulate, belaud, flatter, overpraise; deify, idolizeNear Antonyms belittle, discommend, disparage, put down; blame, censure, reprehend, reprobate; admonish, chide, criticize, rebuke, reprimand, reproach, reprove; castigate, excoriate, keelhaul, lambaste (or lambast), skewer, slag [chiefly British], vilifyAntonyms knock, pan, slam

  2. 2 to proclaim the glory of <the nation's people were expected to laud the dictator at every opportunity> Synonyms bless, carol, celebrate, emblazon, exalt, extol (also extoll), glorify, hymn, praise, magnify, resoundRelated Words adore, belaud, deify, idolize, worship; acclaim, applaud, commend, compliment, hail, renown, salute; chant, cheer, eulogize, rhapsodize; cite; flatter; crack up, recommend, toutNear Antonyms blame, censure, reprehend, reprobate; criticize, reprove; admonish, chide, keelhaul, rebuke, reprimand, reproach; castigate, lambaste (or lambast)




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