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Compliment

A remark that express approval, admiration or respect

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Left-handed compliment

A remark that seems to say something pleasant about a person but could also be an insult

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Give praise to

Is usually used only for a god

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Pay tribute to

Praise (formal)

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give someone a standing ovation

Stand up and clap loudly for a long time

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Extol the virtues / benefits of

Praise highly (formal)

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Be the toast of

Be admired for someone recent achievement (often used about artists and celebrities)

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Pat someone on the back / give someone a pat on the back

Praise, often children (used mostly methaphorically)

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Earn/win plaudits

Get positive comments (formal)

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Laud

Praise highly in official situations (formal)

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To flatter / to make up to / to suck up to / to lick someone's boots

These mostly informal expressions imply praising someone for your own benefit

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Smarmy

Extremely polite, respectful or helpful in a way which is intended to be attractive but which does not seem sincere (informal, disapproving)

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Slimy

If you describe a person or their manner as slimy, you mean that they appear to be friendly but in a way that you find unpleasant

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Servile

Too eager to serve and please someone else in a way that shows you do not have much respect for yourself

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Obsequious

Too eager to praise or obey someone