(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. commend, advise, suggest; commit, entrust; urge, advocate. See advice, approbation.
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To lend support or approval]
Syn. agree to, sanction, approve, hold up, commend, extol, compliment, applaud, celebrate, praise, speak well of, speak highly of, acclaim, eulogize, confirm, laud, second, favor, back, advocate, stand by, magnify, glorify, exalt, think highly of, be satisfied with, esteem, value, prize, uphold, justify, endorse, vouch for, promote, go on record for*, be all for*, front for*, go to bat for*; see also approve 1 , support 2 .
Ant. censure*, disesteem, denounce.
2. [To make a suggestion or prescription]
Syn. advise, prescribe, suggest, counsel; see advise 1 , urge 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
suggest, advise, back, endorse, approve, favor, prescribe, tout, *put in a good word for, advocate, sanction, counsel.
ANT.: disapprove, reject, advise against
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To aid the cause of by approving or favoring: advocate, back, champion, endorse, get behind, plump for, side with, stand behind, stand by, support, uphold. Idioms: align oneself with, go to bat for, take the part of. See SUPPORT. 2. To give recommendations to (someone) about a decision or course of action: advise, counsel. Informal: mentor. See OPINION.

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