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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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 Cookbooks are about connection — written to share the love of a cuisine or celebrate ancestry or sometimes to eulogize broken bonds and safeguard history. Donna Wares, Los Angeles Times, "Book Club: Writings on a hidden America," 5 Dec. 2020 Cookbooks are always about connection — written to share the love of a cuisine or celebrate ancestry, or sometimes to eulogize broken bonds and safeguard history. Bill Addison, Los Angeles Times, "The 11 best new food books to add to your collection," 3 Dec. 2020 In this one, Sarah Miller uses dry wit to eulogize a relative who was kind of a jerk, and whose death, frankly, doesn’t faze her. Sari Botton, Longreads, "How to Pitch Personal Essays to Longreads: An Updated Guide," 10 Aug. 2020 So did former Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, who only removed their face coverings when at the podium to eulogize Lewis. Antonio Fins, USA TODAY, "Fact check: Viral post claiming Dems didn't wear masks at John Lewis' funeral uses photo from 2015," 14 Sep. 2015 Floyd will be eulogized at a small and intimate memorial service at Minneapolis' North Central University on Thursday afternoon. Faith Karimi, CNN, "George Floyd's friend who was in the car with him details his last moments," 4 June 2020 Stratton will be eulogized at services in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and will be buried in a family plot in his hometown of Red Cloud, Nebraska. Shaun Mckinnon, USA TODAY, "Donald Stratton, one of the last survivors of the USS Arizona, dies at 97," 18 Feb. 2020 Shula passed away Monday, and was eulogized nationally all week. Joseph Goodman |, al, "Tested by coronavirus, Auburn, Dolphins legend has never been stronger," 10 May 2020 That road winds all the way until Feb. 24 of this year, when Jordan tearfully eulogized Bryant at Staples Center. Dan Woike, Los Angeles Times, "Kobe Bryant vs. Michael Jordan: When the torch was passed," 2 May 2020

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First Known Use of eulogize

1810, in the meaning defined above

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21 Dec 2020

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“Eulogize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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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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