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1‘the booklet has been widely acclaimed by teachers’
praise, applaud, cheer, commend, express approval of, approve, express admiration for, welcome, pay tribute to, speak highly of, eulogize, compliment, congratulate, celebrate, sing the praises of, praise to the skies, rave about, go into raptures about, go into raptures over, heap praise on, wax lyrical about, say nice things about, make much of, pat on the back, take one's hat off to, salute, throw bouquets at, lionize, exalt, admire, hail, toast, flatter, adulate, vaunt, extol, glorify, honour, hymn, clap
informal crack someone up, crack something up
British informal big someone up, big something up
North American informal ballyhoo
dated cry someone up, cry something up
rare laud, panegyrize
2‘Eardwulf was acclaimed king of Northumbria in 796’
proclaim, announce, declare, pronounce, hail as
1‘she has won acclaim for her commitment to democracy’
praise, applause, cheers, ovation, tribute, accolade, acclamation, salutes, plaudits
approval, admiration, approbation, congratulations, commendation, welcome, flattery, kudos, adulation, homage
compliment, a pat on the back, eulogy, encomium, panegyric, bouquets, laurels, testimonial
rare extolment, laudation, eulogium
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