verb \ik-ˈstōl\

: to praise (someone or something) highly


Full Definition of EXTOL

transitive verb
:  to praise highly :  glorify
ex·tol·ler noun
ex·tol·ment \-ˈstōl-mənt\ noun

Variants of EXTOL

ex·tol also ex·toll \ik-ˈstōl\

Examples of EXTOL

  1. The health benefits of exercise are widely extolled.
  2. <campaign literature extolling the candidate's military record>

Origin of EXTOL

Middle English, from Latin extollere, from ex- + tollere to lift up — more at tolerate
First Known Use: 15th century


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