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acclaim

enthusiastic approval

applaud

to show approval, especially by clapping hands

commend

express a good opinion of

eulogize

praise formally and eloquently

exalt

praise, glorify, or honor, raise in rank, character, or status

extol

to praise extravagantly

flatter

praise somewhat dishonestly

hail

enthusiastic greeting

laud

to praise; to applaud

panegyrize

to praise a person or event in a formal speech or in writing; to praise highly

resound

(of a place) be filled with sound; (of a sound) sound loudly; sound back; echo; Ex. hall resounded with laughter

tout

advertize in strongly positive terms

adulate

to flatter or admire excessively; to idolize

admonish

warn strongly

assail

attack someone physically or emotionally or in writing

berate

To scold harshly

castigate

to punish severely; to criticize severely

chasten

correct by punishment or discipline

chide

to blame; scold

chastise

(v.) to inflict physical punishment as a means of correction; to scold severely.

flay

to whip or lash

censure

harsh criticism or disapproval

reprimand

an act or expression of criticism and censure

reproach

a mild rebuke or criticism

reprove

to scold or to rebuke for a misdeed usually with kindly intent

revile

spread negative information about

rebuke

an act or expression of criticism and censure

scold

show one's unhappiness or critical attitude

upbraid

(v.) to blame, scold, find fault with

deprecate

express strong disapproval of

calumniate

charge falsely or with malicious intent

slander

words falsely spoken that damage the reputation of another

defame

to libel or slander; to ruin the good name of

malign

speak unfavorably about

vilify

to make vicious statements about

decry

(v.) to condemn, express strong disapproval; to officially depreciate, to criticize openly

denounce

speak out against

lambaste

to scold or criticize harshly; to beat or whip severely

denigrate

charge falsely or with malicious intent

disparage

express a negative opinion of

excoriate

scold with biting harshness; strip the skin off

execrate

curse or declare to be evil or anathema or threaten with divine punishment

libel

a tort consisting of false and malicious publication printed for the purpose of defaming a living person

abhor

to regard with horror or loathing; to hate deeply

abominate

(v.) To have an intense dislike or hatred for

detest

dislike intensely, to hate

loathe

to hate or dislike greatly

disdain

lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike, reject with contempt

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