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

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 President Joe Biden is slated to eulogize the trailblazing diplomat during the service held at Washington National Cathedral. Editors, USA TODAY, 27 Apr. 2022 President Joe Biden will eulogize Albright at the funeral, and her daughters, Anne, Alice and Katie, will also speak. Oren Oppenheim, ABC News, 27 Apr. 2022 Stamos and Saget appeared as guests on the show to eulogize the comedian Don Rickles, who died in April 2017. J. Kim Murphy, Variety, 10 Jan. 2022 As The Day is dying, the reporters and editors gather at a bar to eulogize it, and one talks about her misbegotten career choice, which has left her with two weeks’ severance and $81 in the bank. Christopher Bonanos, Vulture, 7 Dec. 2021 There are too many lyrics with which to eulogize him: on art, on show biz, on mothers, on grief. Michael Schulman, The New Yorker, 27 Nov. 2021 Cindy McCain, wife of former U.S. Sen. John McCain, and former Phoenix Suns basketball star Charles Barkley will eulogize Woods, who died Oct. 23 of a heart attack. Mary Jo Pitzl, The Arizona Republic, 1 Nov. 2021 Arriving three years after Bourdain, the celebrated chef, writer and world traveler, died by suicide at the age of 61, the movie doesn’t just politely explore or recount or even eulogize. Los Angeles Times, 15 July 2021 After delivering a powerful speech at Kobe’s memorial, expect Vanessa to eulogize Kobe just as poignantly during his posthumous Hall-of-Fame induction. Mark Medina, USA TODAY, 15 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of eulogize

1810, in the meaning defined above

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“Eulogize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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