eu·​lo·​gize ˈyü-lə-ˌjīz How to pronounce eulogize (audio)
eulogized; eulogizing

transitive verb

: to speak or write in high praise of : extol
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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Word History

First Known Use

1810, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of eulogize was in 1810

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“Eulogize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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eu·​lo·​gize ˈyü-lə-ˌjīz How to pronounce eulogize (audio)
eulogized; eulogizing
: to speak or write high praise of

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