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extol

verb ex·tol \ik-ˈstōl\

Simple Definition of extol

  • : to praise (someone or something) highly

Full Definition of extol

ex·tolledex·tol·ling

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to praise highly :  glorify

ex·tol·ler noun
ex·tol·ment play \-ˈstōl-mənt\ noun

Examples of extol

  1. The health benefits of exercise are widely extolled.

  2. <campaign literature extolling the candidate's military record>



Variants of extol

also ex·toll play \ik-ˈstōl\

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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