Praise and Slam


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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

Slam is an antonym for praise in acclaim topic.
Nearby Words: praised, praising
Antonyms for Praise


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Slam verb – To criticize harshly and usually publicly.
Usage example: slammed the cast members for forgetting their lines on opening night

Praise is an antonym for slam in topics: fail, failure, criticize very harshly, loud noise from impact, throw or push very hard.
Antonyms for Slam
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Common collocations

people praise people slam people
point praise point slam point
time praise time slam time
game praise game slam game
Other nouns: opponent, enemy, opponents.

Both words in one sentence

  • You can tell because they often praise an unrealistic point if it supports a couple they favor, and slam that exact same point if it supports a couple they don't.
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