Laud

The verb laud is to praise, admire someone or congratulate their achievements. This word could also be a noun which means praise or glorification.

Synonyms are acclaim, accredit, cheer, or honor.

The word origins from the Old French (Late 14th century) lauder meaning “to praise, extol” and Latin laudare meaning “to praise, commend, honor, extol, eulogize”.

It’s really sad that the group did not receive the laud they deserve.

His mother immediately hugged and lauded him after he was announced as the winner.

The student who has achieved “summa cum laude” has achieved the highest distinction.