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rave

[ reyv ]SEE DEFINITION OF rave
  • verbtalk endlessly
  • verbbe very enthusiastic

Synonyms for rave

  • babble
  • freak out
  • fume
  • go crazy
  • rant
  • bloviate
  • declaim
  • gabble
  • harangue
  • jabber
  • mouth
  • orate
  • perorate
  • prate
  • prattle
  • rage
  • rail
  • roar
  • splutter
  • storm
  • thunder
  • wander
  • be delirious
  • blow one's top
  • carry on
  • come unglued
  • flip one's lid
  • go ape
  • go bananas
  • go mad
  • make a to-do
  • rattle on
  • run amuck
  • talk wildly
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Antonyms for rave

  • be quiet
  • denounce
  • discourage
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RAVE

"Let him rave," he observed enigmatically, and began to smoke.

To come to rave against and abuse my dearest, dearest, faultless friend!

I've got you this opportunity, and you do nothing but rave up and down, and talk nonsense!

The patient had ceased to rave and was lying quiet on the bed.

The men all rave of her, so that we are half jealous already.

Then he began to rave incoherently, sometimes frothing at the mouth.

That was the first thing I was going to rave about, the very first thing I saw you!

They did not rave of patriotism, nor was there any cant of equality and fraternity.

It's only two rooms, and nothing to rave about, but it's home.

Let him rave, if that's the way he wants to repay faithfulness.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "to show signs of madness or delirium," from Old French raver, variant of resver "to dream; wander here and there, prowl; behave madly, be crazy," of unknown origin (cf. reverie). The identical (in form) verb meaning "to wander, stray, rove" first appeared c.1300 in Scottish and northern dialect, and is probably from an unrelated Scandinavian word (cf. Icelandic rafa). Sense of "talk enthusiastically about" first recorded 1704. Related: Raved; raving.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR RAVE

acclaim

nounexpression of approval
  • PR
  • acclamation
  • acknowledgment
  • applause
  • approbation
  • celebration
  • cheering
  • clapping
  • commendation
  • eulogizing
  • exaltation
  • honor
  • kudos
  • pat on the back
  • pat on the head
  • plaudits
  • praise
  • puff
  • pumping up
  • rave
  • recognition
  • strokes
  • stroking
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