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To begin your search, go to the alphabetical index below and click on the first letter of the word you are searching for.

laud, laudable, laudatory

The verb laud means “to praise.”

  • Halina’s efforts to find accommodations for the homeless were lauded by the Calgary Herald.

The adjective laudable means “worthy of praise.”

  • The animal rights movement has undertaken many laudable (praiseworthy) projects.

The adjective laudatory refers to expressing praise.

  • You’ll make me blush if you continue with your laudatory (not laudable) remarks.