"Yaps at" refers to the act of talking in a shrill, repetitive manner or repeatedly criticizing someone. Some common antonyms for this phrase include silent, listen, praise, and compliment. "Silent" suggests that the person is quiet and does not speak too much. "Listen" means giving another one's full attention without interrupting with any comments or criticism. "Praise" means expressing approval and admiration for someone or something. Finally, "compliment" means to say good things about someone or to express admiration for someone's qualities or achievements. These antonyms for "yaps at" convey positive communication rather than one that is harsh and negative.
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- criticize, decrease, depreciate.