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

Definition of eulogize

transitive verb

: to speak or write in high praise of : extol

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Other Words from eulogize

eulogizer noun

Examples of eulogize in a Sentence

He was eulogized at his funeral as a great actor and a good friend.
Recent Examples on the Web Longtime obituary writers Kay Powell, formerly of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and John Pope, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, are fluent in the euphemisms used to eulogize the dead. CBS News, "Obit writers: Deadly serious about their craft," 3 Nov. 2019 Understanding the implications this event has on the Icelandic community, the anthropologists tasked famous Icelandic writer Andri Snaer Magnason with eulogizing this glacier and warning the future of what is to come. Currie Engel, Time, "Scientists Unveil Memorial to Iceland's 'First' Dead Glacier Lost to Climate Change," 22 July 2019 In 2009, funeral services were held in Boston for Senator Edward M. Kennedy, who was eulogized by President Obama; hours later, Kennedy’s body was buried at Arlington National Cemetery outside Washington., "This day in history," 29 Aug. 2019 According to NBC News, McCain's 2008 campaign rival, former president Barack Obama, will eulogize him, and McCain doesn't even want Trump in the building. Eugene Scott, Washington Post, "McCain’s critiques of Trump have president’s supporters angry and firing back," 7 May 2018 And, while it hasn’t been eulogized with the same fanfare as the other formative HBO dramas, to my eye, Six Feet Under’s vision of a diverse and porous postnuclear family is unrivaled in both prescience and earned sentiment. Adam Wilson, Harper's magazine, "Good Bad Bad Good," 16 Sep. 2019 According to Tom Jawetz, vice president for immigration policy at the Center for American Progress, Tanton was eulogized Wednesday on the podcast of a prominent white nationalist. Niraj Warikoo, Detroit Free Press, "Anti-immigrant leader Dr. John Tanton of Michigan dies at 85," 18 July 2019 Williams’ parents were both eulogized at Caviness’ church. Phillip Morris,, "Did Glenville pin its hopes on a hemp pipe dream?: Phillip Morris," 16 June 2019 In the first part of this book, fifty-eight micro-fictions eulogize the figures whose lives and work are a balm for the disillusioned author. Peter Schjeldahl, The New Yorker, "Briefly Noted," 20 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of eulogize

1810, in the meaning defined above

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“Eulogize.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 5 December 2019.

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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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