Belittle and Praise


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Belittle verb – To express scornfully one's low opinion of.
Usage example: belittled the movie hunk's acting ability

Praise is an antonym for belittle in topics: run down, disregard, neglect, detract.
Nearby Word: belittling
Antonyms for Belittle


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Praise verb – To declare enthusiastic approval of.
Usage example: the school volunteers were praised for their excellent work in the reading program

Belittle is an antonym for praise in congratulate topic.
Nearby Words: praised, praising
Antonyms for Praise
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Common collocations

people belittle people praise people
name belittle name praise name
game belittle game praise game
brother belittle brother praise brother
Other nouns: player, efforts.
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