Synonyms of praise in English:


See definition of praise


1‘the police praised Parveen for her courage’


commend, express approval of, express admiration for, applaud, pay tribute to, speak highly of, eulogize, compliment, congratulate, celebrate, sing the praises of, praise to the skies, rave about, go into raptures about, heap praise on, wax lyrical about, say nice things about, make much of, pat on the back, take one's hat off to, throw bouquets at, lionize, admire, hail, cheer, flatter

British informal big someone up, big something up

North American informal ballyhoo

dated cry someone up, cry something up

rare laud, panegyrize


criticize, condemn

2‘we praise God for past blessings’


worship, glorify, honour, exalt, adore, pay tribute to, pay homage to, give thanks to, venerate, reverence, hallow, bless

archaic magnify

rare laud


1‘James was full of praise for the medical teams’


approval, acclaim, admiration, approbation, acclamation, plaudits, congratulations, commendation, applause, flattery, adulation

tribute, accolade, cheer, compliment, a pat on the back, eulogy, encomium, panegyric, ovation, bouquet, laurels

North American puffery

North American informal kudos

rare laudation, eulogium

2‘give praise to God’


honour, thanks, glory, glorification, worship, devotion, exaltation, adoration, veneration, reverence, tribute