Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section IV. Moral Affections
2. Moral Sentiments
APPROBATION, approval, approvement [obs.], bepraisement, sanction, advocacy; nod of approbation; esteem, estimation, good opinion, golden opinions, admiration; love [See Love]; appreciation, regard, account, popularity, kudos [Greek], credit; repute [See Repute].
commendation, praise, laud, laudation; good word; meed -, tribute- of praise; encomium, eulogy, eulogium, éloge [F.], panegyric, blurb [slang]; homage, hero worship; benediction, blessing, benison.
APPLAUSE, plaudit, clap; clapping, - of hands; acclaim, acclamation; cheer; pæan, hosanna; shout -, peal -, chorus -, thunders- of -applause &c.; prytaneum.
WINNER, prize winner, best seller, corker [slang], peach [slang], oner [slang], the real thing [colloq.], the goods [slang].
APPROVE, approbate,1 think good of, think much of, think well of, think highly of; esteem, value, prize; set great store by.
honor, hold in esteem, look up to, admire; like [See Love]; be in favor of, wish Godspeed; hail, hail with satisfaction, do justice to, appreciate.
stand up for, stick up for [colloq.], uphold, hold up, countenance, sanction; clap -, pat- on the back; keep in countenance, indorse or endorse; give credit, recommend; mark with a white -mark, - stone.
COMMEND, belaud, praise, laud, compliment, pay a tribute, bepraise; clap, - the hands; applaud, cheer, acclaim, acclamate [rare], encore; panegyrize, eulogize, boost [colloq., U. S.], root for [slang, U. S.], cry up, prôner [F.], puff; extol, - to the skies; magnify, glorify, exalt, swell, make much of; flatter [See Flattery]; bless, give a blessing to; have -, say- a good word for; speak -well, - highly, - in high terms- of; sing -, sound -, chant -, resound- the praises of; sing praises to; cheer -, applaud- to the -echo, - very echo.
redound to the -honor, - praise, - credit- of; do credit to; deserve -praise &c. n.; recommend itself; pass muster.
BE PRAISED &c.; receive honorable mention; be in favor with, be in high favor with; ring with the praises of, win golden opinions, gain credit, find favor with, stand well in the opinion of; laudari a laudato viro [L.].
APPROVING &c. v.; in favor of; lost in admiration; commendatory, complimentary, benedictory, laudatory, panegyrical, eulogistic, encomiastic, acclamatory, lavish of praise, uncritical.
APPROVED, praised &c. v.; uncensured, unimpeached; popular, in good odor; in high esteem (respected) [See Respect]; in favor, in high favor. PRAISEWORTHY, commendable, of estimation; deserving -, worthy of- praise &c. n.; good [See Goodness]; meritorious, estimable, creditable, unimpeachable; beyond all praise.
COMMENDABLY, with credit, to admiration; well [See Good]; with three times three.
hear hear! good for you! do it again! bully for you! [slang], well done! fine! bravo! bravissimo! [It.], euge! [Greek], macte virtute! [L.], so far so good! thats right! quite right! one cheer more! may your shadow never be less! esto perpetua! [L.], long life to! viva! [It.], evviva! [It.], Godspeed! valete et plaudite! [L.], encore! [F.], bis! [L. & F.].
Tacent satis laudant.
Servant of God, well done!Paradise Lost
I have bought Golden opinions from all sorts of people.Macbeth
How his silence drinks up this applause!Troilus and Cressida
We are the Jasons, we have won the fleece.Merchant of Venice