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.

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But his examples had been poorly chosen, especially heading into South Carolina, where many Party elders still remember that Biden eulogized the Dixiecrat Strom Thurmond, the state’s seemingly eternal segregationist senator, in 2003. Bob Moser, The New Yorker, "The High Stakes for Kamala Harris in the South Carolina Primary," 26 June 2019 During the service, Bush was eulogized by his son, George W. Bush, former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, presidential biographer Jon Meacham, and former Senator Alan Simpson in a series of powerful, poignant speeches. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "All the Details on George H. W. Bush's Funeral," 6 Dec. 2018 Mulroney also eulogized former President Ronald Reagan in 2004. Rob Gillies, The Seattle Times, "Former PM Mulroney to represent Canada at Bush state funeral," 4 Dec. 2018 Pimco cofounder and billionaire Bill Gross carries the torch, using his annual investor's letter to eulogize Bob, his beloved feline companion (and pet food stock consultant). Rachel Mosely, Town & Country, "The 1% Daily," 3 Apr. 2014 This made Meacham a natural choice to eulogize George H.W. Bush at this Wednesday's state funeral. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Jon Meacham's Eulogy for George H.W. Bush: Read What the President's Biographer Had to Say," 5 Dec. 2018 Before handing over the Moon Person to Cabello, though, Madonna dedicated five minutes to eulogizing Aretha — theoretically. Andrea Park, Allure, "Madonna Is Being Slammed for Her Controversial Aretha Franklin Tribute at the 2018 VMAs," 21 Aug. 2018 He was eulogized there by his daughter Meghan and former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, one of the architect's of the Vietnam War, in which McCain so famously served as a naval officer. Elizabeth Angell, Town & Country, "Read the Full Transcript of Henry Kissinger's Eulogy for John McCain," 1 Sep. 2018 During his funeral, his casket was set on the pitcher’s mound here as he was eulogized. Vahe Gregorian And Maria Torres, kansascity, "Yordano Ventura’s final year filled with family turmoil, emotional distress," 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of eulogize

1810, in the meaning defined above

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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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