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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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 Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro fought back tears while eulogizing the 15-year veteran of the Fire Department of New York. Washington Post, "Traffic stops for funeral of firefighter killed on movie set," 27 Mar. 2018 For n+1, Mark Krotov eulogizes this beloved complex figure and recounts his own early years in American publishing, mixing a lifetime of wisdom with the bitter pill of a contentious personality. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "Peter Mayer, the Fiery Sage of Publishing," 23 May 2018 Staub will not be eulogized at the Mass, the family said, but family and friends will have a chance to tell stories about Staub during the reception. Christopher Dabe,, "Rusty Staub memorial services set for April 10 in New Orleans," 3 Apr. 2018 Who is Al Sharpton, the man eulogizing Stephon Clark? Dale Kasler, Nashelly Chavez And Tony Bizjak, sacbee, "White hearse arrives at south Sacramento church for Stephon Clark funeral | The Sacramento Bee," 29 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of eulogize

1810, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of eulogize was in 1810

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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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