rave meaning

rave meaning If you rave about a book you just read, you’re telling people you think it’s great, or you’re giving it a rave review.

Rave has two levels, one that implies you’re very excited about something and the other that you are too excited, so you seem crazy. While raving about a movie means to talk it up, being a raving lunatic means you are engaging in a lot of crazy talk. When you rave about a performance, you talk enthusiastically about it. Take that enthusiastic talking to the next level, and you might be called raving in the crazy sense.

Definitions of rave
  1. verb

    talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner

  2. verb

    praise enthusiastically

    raved about that new restaurant”


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    express approval of
  3. noun

    an extravagantly enthusiastic review

    “he gave it a
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    critical review, critique, review, review article

    an essay or article that gives a critical evaluation (as of a book or play)
  4. noun

    a dance party that lasts all night and electronically synthesized music is played

    raves are very popular in Berlin”
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    a party for social dancing
  5. verb

    participate in an all-night techno dance party

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    have or participate in a party
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