#EngVocab: Other ways of saying “praise”

Admin wants to share some other ways of saying ‘praise’. Hope you’re not sleepy yet :)

First, admin will tweet praise’s meaning. Praise: to express admiration about the achievement or characteristics of a person or a thing. Here are the other ways of saying praise:

  1. Congratulate. Meaning: to praise someone and say that you approve of or are pleased about a special or unusual achievement.
    •  Example:
      • “My mother congratulated me and my band on winning on music competition last month.”
  2. Compliment. Meaning: to praise or express admiration for someone for what she/he has done or the way she/he looks.
    •  Example:
      • “Lyn was just complimenting Gerard on his band performance last night.”
  3. Commend. Meaning: to formally praise someone or something. You can use this word when you praise someone publicly or officially.
    • Example:
      • “The headmaster commended Ray for his bravery.”
  4. Pay tribute to (somebody/something). Meaning: to praise someone or something. If you don’t want to use commend, you can use this phrase when you praise someone publicly or officially.
    • Example:
      • “The President paid tribute to the Soccer team who had won the match.”
  5. Flatter. Meaning: to praise someone in order to make them feel attractive or important, sometimes in a way that is not sincere.
    • Example:
      • “I knew my sister only flattering me because she wanted to borrow my dress for her friend’s birthday party.”
  6. Rave. Meaning: to praise something very much. You can use this word when you praise someone or something a lot.
    • Example:
      • “Gwen raved over the shoes she had seen at the Jakarta Fashion Week last month.”

That’s a wrap, fellas! Hope those words will be useful for you :)

Compiled and written by @iisumarni at @EnglishTips4U  on Thursday, February 28, 2013


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