1. praise; speak well [highly] of;《文》 commend
    • 彼はその生徒の正直さをほめた
    • He praised the pupil for his honesty.
    • 彼らの努力はほめられるべきだ
    • Their effort is praiseworthy [《文》 laudable].
    • 彼女の献身はどんなにほめてもほめ切れない
    • We cannot praise her selflessness too much.
    • 評論家たちはこの新進作家をほめている
    • Critics speak highly of this new writer.
    • それはほめた話ではない
    • There is nothing praiseworthy [《文》 commendable] about it.