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"Elogiar" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "to praise", and "encomiar" is a transitive verb which is also often translated as "to praise". Learn more about the difference between "elogiar" and "encomiar" below.
elogiar(
eh
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loh
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hyahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to flatter)
a. to praise
Tanto los lectores como los críticos elogiaron al novelista por su obra reciente.Readers and critics alike praised the novelist for his recent work.
b. to eulogize (at a funeral)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Los camaradas elogiaron al difunto por su valentía y su determinación.The deceased's comrades eulogized him for his bravery and determination.
c. to eulogise (at a funeral) (United Kingdom)
El primer ministro elogió al empresario fallecido por sus contribución al país.The prime minister eulogised the late businessman for his contribution to the country.
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encomiar(
ehn
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koh
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myahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to praise
Estamos reunidos aquí esta noche para encomiar su trabajo humanitario, Dra. Wilson.We're gathered here tonight to praise your humanitarian work, Dr. Wilson.
b. to pay tribute to
El gobernador encomió los esfuerzos del Cuerpo de Bomberos.The governor paid tribute to the efforts of the Fire Department.
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