2. exaltation, glorification, honor, crown; homage, devotion, worship, reverence, veneration, adulation; thanksgiving, gratitude; blessing, Eccles. benediction, Archaic, benison; esteem, admiration, appreciation, respect; hosanna, huzzah, hurrah; Te Deum, Gloria in Excelsis Deo, Gloria, Latin, laus Deo, alleluia; celebration, doxology, paean, hymn, song of praise, canticle, psalm, chant, plainsong.
3. glory, honor, dignity; fame, renown, distinction, popularity, popular favor, vogue; celebrity, eminence, prestige, notability.
-v. 4. laud, extol, cry up, Inf. crack up, boost, Archaic, magnify, emblazon; encore, root for; approve enthusiastically, hail, commend, endorse, back, sanction; approbate, preconize; recommend, promote, say a good word for, put in a good word for, stand up for, Inf. stick up for, uphold; acclaim, cheer, celebrate, congratulate, Archaic, gratulate; applaud, clap; compliment, flatter, Inf. pat on the back, hand it to [s.o.], give [s.o.] credit; puff, swell, lionize, belaud, make much of.
5. glorify, give glory to, dignify, ennoble, enthrone, canonize; eulogize, panegyrize; honor, adore, worship, crown, bless; pay tribute to, pay homage to; reverence, venerate, revere, consecrate, sanctify, hallow; deify, apotheosize, idolize, idolatrize; give thanks, say grace; appreciate, value, esteem, respect, admire, look up to, think highly of, set or lay store by; bow down before, salaam; hymn, chant, celebrate in song. praiser, n. lauder, laudator, encomiast, eulogizer, eulogist, panegyrist, adulator, trumpeter; extoller, ex-alter, celebrator, glorifier; applauder, claquer; compli-menter, saluter, flatterer, booster, puffer. praiseworthy, adj. laudable, commendable, Brit. Dial, gradely, meritorious, estimable, admirable; reputable, creditable, deserving, worthy; sterling, exemplary, excellent, good, noble; honorable, virtuous, righteous, upright, just, right-minded, principled; unimpeachable, irreproachable, blameless. prance, v. cavort, caper, frolic, frisk, romp, gambol; skip, hop, dance about; leap, jump, spring, bounce, bound; vault, gambado, Dressage, curvet; hop, bob, trip, whirl, turn, caracole; strut, swagger, parade, peacock. prank1, n. trick, caper, stunt, Scot. brogue; mischief, practical joke, Fr. boutade, spoof; antics, Inf. shenanigans, tomfoolery, SI. monkeyshines, buffoonery, gambado, frolic, Inf. dido, horseplay; fun, sport, jest, game, play; escapade, lark, spree, reckless or wild or madcap adventure; romp, gambol, skylarking. prank1, v. bedeck, deck out, bedaub, bedizen, overdecorate, decorate gaudily or excessively; dress ostentatiously, Inf dress up, trick out, Inf. fig out, deck out, prink, Archaic, bedight; adorn, Archaic, dight, embellish, preen, spruce up, gild, bespangle, spangle. prankish, adj. 1. mischievous, full of mischief, impish, waggish, elfish, puckish, pixilated, Inf. full of the devil; naughty, roguish, scampish, arch, Scot. hempy; annoying, vexatious, exasperating, teasing.
2. playful, sportive, frolicsome, gamesome, full of fun, fun-loving; high-spirited, frisky, coltish, skittish, Inf. feeling one's oats; lively, jocose, mirthful, gleeful, rollicking. prate, v. 1. palaver, blab, bleat, Inf. gab; gush, Inf. spout, SI. run off or on at the mouth; gossip, buzz, tell tales, repeat everything one hears; be loquacious or talkative, ramble, maunder.
2. babble, twaddle, Brit, twattle, blather, drivel; talk nonsense, Inf. talk through one's hat; jabber, gibber, SI. gibber-jabber, jargon; chatter, chipper, prattle, cackle; chitchat, chitter-chatter, chaffer, bandy words; talk idly, SI. shoot the breeze, SI. gas, SI. bull.
-n. 3. palaver, palaverment, blabbing, bleating,