ex·​tol ik-ˈstōl How to pronounce extol (audio)
variants or less commonly extoll
extolled; extolling

transitive verb

: to praise highly : glorify
extoller noun
extolment noun

Examples of extol in a Sentence

The health benefits of exercise are widely extolled. campaign literature extolling the candidate's military record
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Word History


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

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of extol was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Extol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extol. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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variants also extoll
extolled; extolling
: to praise highly
extoller noun
extolment noun

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