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rave

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of rave

  1. 1 to make an exaggerated display of affection or enthusiasm <to break the awkward silence after my parents' argument, our guest raved about the canned beans and franks we'd set before him> Synonyms drool, effuse, enthuse, fuss, gush, rhapsodize, slobberRelated Words dote (on), fawn; emote

  2. 2 to talk loudly and wildly <a man stood outside city hall raving like a lunatic about his tax bill> Synonyms bluster, fulminate, huff, rant, spoutRelated Words sound off, speak out, speak up; blare, blurt out, bolt; bloviate, blow, declaim, harangue, mouth (off), orate, pontificate; carry on, rage, storm, take onNear Antonyms grunt, murmur, mutter, slur; breathe, whisper




rave

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of rave

  1. often raves pl  enthusiastic and usually public expression of approval <the books have received even more raves from parents than from the kids they were written for> Synonyms acclamation, cheer, cheering, ovation, plaudit(s), applause(s), réclameRelated Words clapping; bravo, hail, hallelujah, hurrah (also hooray or hoorah), hosanna, huzzah (or huzza); acclaim, accolade, citation, commendation, compliment, encomium, eulogy, homage, kudo, paean, panegyric, salutation, tribute; kudos, praiseNear Antonyms boo, hiss, hoot, jeer, raspberry, smirk, sneer, snicker, snigger, snort, whistle; gibe (or jibe), put-down, tauntAntonyms booing, hissing




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