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Roget category 931

6. Words relating to the sentient and moral
6.4. Moral affections
›› 6.4.2. Moral sentiments

#931. Approbation


approbationapproval, approvementsanction, advocacynod of approbationesteem, estimation, good opinion, golden opinions, admirationlove etc. 897appreciation, regard, account, popularity, kudos, creditrepute etc. 873best seller.
commendation, praiselaud, laudationgood wordmeed of praise, tribute of praiseencomiumeulogy, eulogiumeloge [Fr.], panegyrichomage, hero worshipbenediction, blessing, benison.
applause, plaudit, clapclapping, clapping of handsacclaim, acclamationcheerpaean, hosannahshout of applause, peal of applause, chorus of applause, chorus of praise &c. — Prytaneum.


approveapprobate, think good, think much of, think well of, think highly ofesteem, value, prizeset great store by, set great store on.
do justice to, appreciatehonor, hold in esteem, look up to, admirelike etc. 897be in favor of, wish Godspeedhail, hail with satisfaction.
stand up for, stick up foruphold, hold up, countenance, sanctionclap on the back, pat on the backkeep in countenance, indorsegive credit, recommendmark with a white mark, mark with a stone.
commend, belaud, praise, laud, complimentpay a tribute, bepraiseclap the handsapplaud, cheer, acclamate, encorepanegyrize, eulogize, cry up, proner [Fr.], puffextol, extol to the skiesmagnify, glorify, exalt, swell, make much offlatter etc. 933bless, give a blessing tohave a good word for, say a good word forspeak well of, speak highly of, speak in high terms ofsing the praises of, sound the praises of, chaunt the praises ofresound the praises ofsing praises tocheer to the echo, applaud to the echo, applaud to the very echo, cheer to the very echo.
redound to the honor, redound to the praise, redound to the credit ofdo credit to deserve praise etc. n. — recommend itselfpass muster.
be praised &c. — receive honorable mentionbe in favor with, be in high favor withring with the praises of, win golden opinions, gain credit, find favor with, stand well in the opinion oflaudari a laudato viro [Lat.].


approving etc. v. — in favor oflost in admiration.
commendatory, complimentary, benedictory, laudatory, panegyrical, eulogistic, encomiastic, lavish of praise, uncritical.
approved, praised etc. v. — uncensured, unimpeachedpopular, in good odorin high esteem etc. (respected) 928in favor, in high favor.
deserving of praise, worthy of praise etc. n. — praiseworthy, commendable, of estimationgood etc. 648meritorious, estimable, creditable, plausible, unimpeachablebeyond all praise.


with credit, to admirationwell etc. 618with three times three.


hear hear!, bully for you! [Slang], well done!, bravo!, bravissimo!, euge! [G.], macte virtute! [Lat.], so far so good, that's right, quite rightoptime! , one cheer moremay your shadow never be less!, esto perpetua! [Lat.], long life to!, viva!, enviva! , Godspeed!, valete et plaudite! [Lat.], encore!, bis! ,


probatum est [Lat.]tacent satis laudant [Lat.]servant of God, well done! " [Paradise Lost].

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