extol

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verb ex·tol \ik-ˈstōl\
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extoll

Definition of extol

extolled

;

extolling

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to praise highly :  glorify

extoller

noun

extolment

play \ik-ˈstōl-mənt\ noun

Examples of extol in a Sentence

  1. The health benefits of exercise are widely extolled.

  2. campaign literature extolling the candidate's military record

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Origin and Etymology of extol

Middle English, from Latin extollere, from ex- + tollere to lift up — more at tolerate


EXTOL Defined for English Language Learners

extol

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verb

Definition of extol for English Language Learners

  • : to praise (someone or something) highly


EXTOL Defined for Kids

extol

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verb ex·tol \ik-ˈstōl\

Definition of extol for Students

extolled

;

extolling

  1. :  to praise highly :  glorify



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