lavish praise meaning, lavish praise definition | English Cobuild dictionary



  ( lavishes    3rd person present)   ( lavishing    present participle)   ( lavished    past tense & past participle  )
1       adj   If you describe something as lavish, you mean that it is very elaborate and impressive and a lot of money has been spent on it.  
...a lavish party to celebrate Bryan's fiftieth birthday..., He staged the most lavish productions of Mozart...     
  lavishly      adv   ADV with v  
...the train's lavishly furnished carriages.     
2       adj   If you say that spending, praise, or the use of something is lavish, you mean that someone spends a lot or that something is praised or used a lot.   (=extravagant)  
Critics attack his lavish spending and flamboyant style..., The book drew lavish praise from literary critics.     
3       adj   If you say that someone is lavish in the way they behave, you mean that they give, spend, or use a lot of something.  
oft ADJ in/with n  
American reviewers are lavish in their praise of this book..., He was always a lavish spender.     
  lavishly      adv   ADV with v  
Entertaining in style needn't mean spending lavishly.     
4       verb   If you lavish money, affection, or praise on someone or something, you spend a lot of money on them or give them a lot of affection or praise.  
Prince Sadruddin lavished praise on Britain's contributions to world diplomacy...      V n on/upon n  
The emperor promoted the general and lavished him with gifts.      V n with n  
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
See also:

lavishly, lash, laddish, largish

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