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1 to make an exaggerated display of affection or enthusiasm
  • she raved about the Mother's Day breakfast of cold coffee and burnt toast that her young children had proudly set before her

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2 to talk loudly and wildly
  • a man stood outside city hall raving like a lunatic about his tax bill

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Synonyms & Antonyms of rave (Entry 2 of 2)

often raves plural enthusiastic and usually public expression of approval
  • the books have received even more raves from parents than from the kids they were written for

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“Rave.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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