eu·​lo·​gize | \ˈyü-lə-ˌjīz \
eulogized; eulogizing

Definition of eulogize 

transitive verb

: to speak or write in high praise of : extol

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eulogizer noun

Examples of eulogize in a Sentence

He was eulogized at his funeral as a great actor and a good friend.

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He was eulogized there by his daughter Meghan and former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, one of the architect's of the Vietnam War, in which McCain so famously served as a naval officer. Elizabeth Angell, Town & Country, "Read the Full Transcript of Henry Kissinger's Eulogy for John McCain," 1 Sep. 2018 During his funeral, his casket was set on the pitcher’s mound here as he was eulogized. Vahe Gregorian And Maria Torres, kansascity, "Yordano Ventura’s final year filled with family turmoil, emotional distress," 6 July 2018 Former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush will both eulogize the statesman at the event, which is expected to be attended by many of Washington's most high-profile political figures including Bill and Hillary Clinton. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "Donald Trump Is Not Attending John McCain's Washington D.C. Funeral," 1 Sep. 2018 McCain’s best friend in the Senate, South Carolina Republican Lindsey Graham, is set to eulogize the Arizona Republican later Tuesday. Laurie Kellman, The Seattle Times, "Senators recall McCain as ‘a treasure,’ the ‘happy warrior’," 28 Aug. 2018 Bennington looms throughout, but rather than dwell directly on the loss—or eulogize his bandmate in any sustained way—Shinoda focuses on his own desire to salvage his life and career. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "Mike Shinoda Asks Not to Be Defined by Loss," 21 June 2018 Tuesday, he was eulogized during a 90-minute memorial service in College Park attended by more than 300 people. Chris Kaltenbach,, "Capital Gazette's John McNamara eulogized as exemplary reporter who loved sports, community journalism," 10 July 2018 Houston Cantwell, commander of Holloman's 49th Wing, eulogizing Short in an official statement. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "Air Force “light attack” test aircraft crashes on bomb range, killing pilot," 26 June 2018 Post after post eulogized the chef, who through his writing and globetrotting TV shows became an ambassador of the world to the United States, for his unflinching honesty and political conviction. Kanishk Tharoor, The Atlantic, "Anthony Bourdain’s Extreme Empathy," 10 June 2018

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First Known Use of eulogize

1810, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of eulogize

: to say or write good things about (someone or something); especially : to praise (someone who has died) in a eulogy

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