Synonyms: compliment, congradulate
Example Sentence: In the Dark Knight Trilogy, Batman was never commended for his heroic actions.
Synonyms: praise, acclaim
Example Sentence: The people of Russia seem to extol Vladimir Putin for his advertised strength and intelligence.
Synonyms: laud, praise
Example Sentence: Now that Floyd Mayweather beat Manny Pacquiao, even more people will tout his perfect record.