Words and Phrases for PRAISING
Hi English learners. Welcome to a new lesson. We will look at different words and phrases for praising in English.
Here is the list:
- Well done!
- Compliment(s) to …
- I’m impressed
- That’s the way!
- Credit where credit’s due
- Take a hat off to someone
- Be/pay tribute to someone
- Give it up for someone
- Have the right idea
- Good thinking
- Have someone to thank for something
- I wouldn’t have put it better myself
- Way to go!
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Meaning: use the word “bravo” to tell someone that you approve of what they’ve done.
Bravo Bob! You did a great job!
Meaning: use the phrase to tell someone that you are pleased with the way they did something.
We really liked the presentation. Well done!
Meaning: use the word to praise someone.
My compliments to the chef. The dinner was delicious!
Meaning: use it to praise someone for their achievement.
Congratulations! It was a great party. We had a whale of a time.
Meaning: use the phrase to express your admiration.
This is the best design I’ve ever seen. I’m impressed..
That’s the way
Meaning: another way to say “bravo!”
Your speech was great! That’s the way to argue against discrimination.
Credit where credit’s due
Meaning: use the phrase to praise someone because he/she deserves it.
I am not a fan of that football player but credit where credit’s due, it was a great goal.
Take your hat off to someone
Meaning: use the phrase to express your respect and admiration.
I take my hat off to you! You are the best mechanic I’ve ever met. My car works perfectly after you’ve fixed it.
Be/pay tribute to someone
Meaning: use it to praise someone and express gratitude and admiration for their work.
The speaker paid tribute to the manager for his dedication and hard work.
Give it up for someone
Meaning: use it to invite others to applaud someone.
Let’s give it up for our team leader!
Have the right idea
Meaning: use the phrase to tell someone that you think what they are doing is a good thing.
I must say that you definitely have the right idea about healthy eating.
Meaning: use the phrase for praising someone for having a good idea.
Good thinking, Sean. Let’s try to put it into practice.
Have someone to thank for something
Meaning: use the phrase to say that someone deserves gratitude for doing something.
I have my family and colleagues to thank for my successful career.
I wouldn’t have put it better myself
Meaning: use the phrase to express your admiration for someone’s work.
Your explanation was fantastic. I wouldn’t put ít better myself.
Way to go!
Meaning: another way to say “bravo”
You did a great job. Way to go!
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