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Synonyms and Antonyms of tout

  1. 1 to praise or publicize lavishly and often excessively <a new cleaning agent touted as the only product a homeowner needs for all his or her cleaning chores> Synonyms ballyhoo, blow up, crack up, cry up, glorify, trumpet, tub-thump Related Words acclaim, applaud, extol (also extoll), laud, magnify; commend, compliment, eulogize; advance, advertise, announce, blare, blaze, blazon, boost, herald, offer, plug, promote, publicize; assert, aver, claim, declare, lay down, make out, proclaim, pronounce

  2. 2 to declare enthusiastic approval of <statements from several former patients touting the doctor's alleged cancer cure> Synonyms accredit, applaud, cheer, crack up, hail, laud, praise, salute, acclaimRelated 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

  3. 3 to provide publicity for <an avalanche of ads touting the new movie> Synonyms ballyhoo, hype, pitch, plug, promote, talk up, publicizeRelated Words advertise, bark, merchandise (also merchandize), sell; push; acclaim, hail, laud, praise; endorse (also indorse), plump (for), plunk (for) or plonk (for); recommend, review; announce, broadcast, publish

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