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Acclaim; v, n.
Verb: to applaud or congratulate with much enthusiasm; to strongly approve.
My tennis coach always acclaimed us for our good work.
Noun: enthusiastic applause or recognition.
I was met with much acclaim when I returned home.
Admirable; adj. worthy of being admired or respected.
His attention to me on our date was so admirable it made me like him even more.
Applaud; v. To express approval, often by the clapping of hands.
They all applauded me as I walked into the stadium.
Approbation; n. Expression of approval, often official in nature.
The President’s approbation for the new law was not received well.
Celebrate; v. To praise or make widely known or creditable.
We celebrated the proposal of Mike to Shauna.
Citation; n. Official commendation or recognition.
She received a citation for her terrible parking.
Creditable; adj. deserving of often limited praise or accommodation.
The performance I gave wasn’t the best but it was creditable.
Another definition: Deserving of commercial credit or reputation.
The article was not creditable and it misled many people.
Encomium; n. Warm, deserving praise; a tribute.
I gave the boy an encomium for all the wonderful things he did for the community.
Esteem; n. Favorable respect or regard.
I have high self-esteem because I love myself.
Eulogy; n. A laudatory speech written in praise of a person, usually after his or her death.
At her funeral, so many people gave amazing eulogies that brought me to tears.