V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: to praise highly--glorify
Synonyms: acclaim, celebrate, compliment, praise, glorify, honor, extol
Antonyms: criticize, censure, boo
Tips: When learning the word laud, think of the related word applaud, which means "expressing your approval of something, usually by clapping your hands together." To laud someone is to praise them for their performance. The related adjective laudable describes things worthy of such praise. Something or someone described as laudatory is full of praise or giving praise. "They lauded (praised) his laudable (praise-worthy) performance by standing up and applauding."
The great concert pianist was lauded for his talent. (acclaimed, extolled)
The policy was lauded for helping to reduce homelessness. (complimented, praised)
His heroism in the war was laudable. (worthy of praise, worthy of compliments) adjective
His laudatory remarks were so complimentary, they made me blush. (full of praise) adjective
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